Everyone knows that we can't depend on tourism to support our economy and provide ideal jobs for our children's children. How can a small (less than 1.5 million people with 0.3% of the national land area) entity and most remotely positioned community escape this potential treadmill to doom?
- a population of 5.5 million, with nearly 75% of Chinese extraction, and
- status as a nation.
The simple solution to get people to work in union is a mega-crisis. But that is no way to plan, that is, wait for an economic depression or tragic natural disaster to induce leaders to agree on a unified effort.
- mobile penetration rate of 150%, or ubiquitous connectivity, or more specifically, 8.2 million mobile subscriptions for 5.5 million people
- single level of government for decisiveness
- a melting pot for technologies and their commercialization
- business friendly environment
- well-educated, forward looking population
- world's best mass transit system, where 80% of households are within a 10-minute walk to a train station, and a system where 75% are using this mode of travel during peak hours
- focus on smart and bio technologies, with one company increasing food production by a factor of ten
- a massive government sponsored area for 500 start-up companies, in partnership with academia, provided credit lines
- life expectancy of 83 (Hawaii is at 80 and U.S. 77)