Zero In this week reflects on Singapore’s efficient use of technology to create incredible infrastructure that flows uninterrupted, and recommends some ideas to President-elect Barack Obama. While the problem of aging and unsafe roads and bridges needs to be addressed, it is equally important that the new administration take a broad view of infrastructure and automation technology to make using public and private goods and services easier.
But as the article discusses, smart cards are not just about convenience. Smart card initiatives can encourage responsible driving, offer solutions to persistent security problems and, as a program in Mexico shows, ensure that government aid to individuals is used as it was intended.
Read Obama: Think Smart Cards.
This segment is a part in the series : Forbes Column 08