An in-progress concept to stimulate growth of public services, fueled by new government infrastructure.
Infrastructure yields employment & improved communications.
- In general, emerging technologies & infrastructure (horizontals) spur innovation of new services, fueling growth & employment.
- In Web 2.0 mash-ups, niche services (verticals) use existing infrastructure and experts’ content to create valuable user experiences.
Norway has a unique potential for democratic innovation. The combination of a social democracy and an enterprise search center (FAST) is only found here. Since search is a key enabler for online services, Norway’s government can facilitate a new infrastructure on which innovation of specialized services can take place.