I'd like to believe it's "Halftime in America" and the U.S. is starting to make a comeback in the game of global competition. Unfortunately, the reality feels more like sudden-death overtime—but there are concrete steps we can take to get back on track.
From Roman aqueducts to Chinese rail, enormous infrastructure has the potential to transform a society. To fix these economic doldrums, the government should partner with the private sector to solve society's problems.
The home of the future will be bedecked with smart sensors that send their data to the cloud so you can manage the house from afar—yes, we've heard this story we've before. But now Microsoft is helping build a smart city in Portugal packed with exactly these smart dwellings.