January 29, 2013 By News Staff
When it comes to emerging technologies, scientists, politicians, journalists and bloggers have 40 intriguing predictions about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150, as shown on the following BBC Future infographic -- such as Google acquiring Pinterest before year's end.
What else can we expect? The use of digital currency and by 2022, the iPhone 15. See what else is most likely (and least likely) to occur in tech over the next 100-plus years below:
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.