We live in a sea of information as never before, but how can we find what we need when we need it, and how do we know it’s accurate? How do we keep our private information private while reducing barriers to information about the affairs of government? And how can we develop and use new information tools to improve the lives of people everywhere?
These 10 priorities represent the most salient themes emerging from our initial events, subsequent meetings, and online exchanges. These challenges affect us all — in private and public life, in the workplace and classroom, and across a wide array of academic disciplines. They are presented here to serve as a spur for discussion that is broadly inclusive and for research that extends beyond narrow domains of expertise. They are an agenda for the future of information.
How can private information be secure in a networked world?
How can we identify accurate information and reliable sources?
Can the digital divide be reduced to foster opportunity for all?
How can knowledge about evolving resources be improved?
How can different cultures better understand each other?
How can barriers to information about government be reduced?
What business models will support content creation and access?
How can research across disciplines help tackle the big issues?
How can expert information be translated for broad use?
How can people use available tools together to aid humankind?