The following list of issues being addressed by the major U.S. political parties in 2016 comes from the ProCon.org web. What should we add to this list?
Power: who has it?
Crime & Justice
Criminal justice system
Military & War on Terror
Size of the military budget
Is China a threat?
War on Terror
Citizens United / Campaign Finance
Which voting system?
Labor & Wages
Federal minimum wage
Money: Who has it?
Economy & Taxes
Federal tax increase
Tuition-free colleges & universities
Sex & Gender
Fence/Wall along US-Mexico border
Science & Environment
Wind, Water, Solar (non-carbon alternatives)
Internet of Things
For almost the last decade, the best a US household could buy was the telephone company’s DSL downstream bandwidth of 3 Mbps. In South Korea, the current world-wide leader in bandwidth to the home, they get 12 Mbps.
Below are the OECD (Org of Economically Developed Countries) Broadband Portal‘s statistics for September 2010. I could not find more recent data that included all three of our countries. My suspicion is that the U.S. ranks a little higher now. Click the graphs to enlarge.
The Internet of things
The internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices“), buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.
Wikipedia’s Internet of Things
IBM Smarter Planet’s Internet of Things