Saturday, 14 November 2009

Digital Scotland

An initial meeting of the RSE Digital Scotland Working Group (DSWG) was held on the 13th November 2009. In addition to a good attendance at the meeting, several other key individuals who had other commitments that day indicated that they would be prepared to contribute towards the development of a Digital Scotland report / advice paper.

It was the view of the working group that there is an opportunity for Scotland to develop a more radical and visionary approach to the use of digital technology than was perhaps possible for the UK as a whole.

It was agreed that it would be worthwhile for the RSE to develop an Advice Paper with a view to advancing digital development in Scotland. It is envisaged that this work will take place over several months with members of the working group engaging in interviews with key groups between meetings.

The overall aim of the DSWG will to be to develop a vision of the society that Scotland can become by embracing the opportunities offered by digital technology. This vision should be about individuals, society, the environment and the economy.

Digital technology should be seen as a vehicle that can and should produce societal benefits and consideration should be given on the broadest frame to what can be achieved.

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