Many professional and social circles continue to focus on issues such as climate change, governmental fiscal imbalances, the demographic shift to older populations, depleting resources, health care, and increasing technological complexity. We are about to embark on a new decade and these unresolved issues will follow us. How will Data.gov contribute toward addressing the tough questions we face in the next decade? One way to envision the contributions of Data.gov is to build a series of scenerios, maybe one for each major issue that if left unresolved could lead to a major disruption.
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