Identity, Privacy, the Government & Trust
I read a wonderful post today written by Ben Horowitz – The Little Country that Cloud. The post describes Estonia’s groundbreaking work to use technology in way that builds trust and communications between a government and its populace.
As noted in the post, everything has not been perfect, but it does provide hope – and a roadmap – for countries to productively engage its citizenry through the integration of technology and commercial infrastructure built upon trust and respect. While Estonia, through political upheaval had the opportunity to “re-invent” itself, think of how efficient just our healthcare system could be if we applied even a part of what they have put in place as we build out our e-health initiatives.
The future does indeed look bright!