To understand food policy, average individuals (a statistical abstraction) need access to the same global data as we have in the corporate board rooms. Otherwise, they won't know if our policies make any sense or not. Access to good quality global data is required if the performances of elected representatives and their appointed office-holders are going to be judged according to realistic standards. Nor will these officials be able to do their jobs effectively minus access to such data.
In other words, democratic forms of government depend on access to quality data. This is true with respect to food and drug policies (e.g. the FDA in the USG), and with respect to all categories of planning and implementation mentioned below. In sum, we realize the world is hungry for information and want to satisfy this hunger.
The current status quo among information workers is cube farms connected by server farms with mass transportation taking workers to their cubes. Telecommuting has extended the cubes to the homes, increasing home schooling. Through call switching, a lot of these telecommuter jobs involve dealing with the public in a tech support capacity. Others are more back office in nature.
The new class of dwelling unit will be designed with telecommuting in mind, with many models supporting remote deployment in more rural and community settings. This will disperse some urban populations while keeping the server farms busy. Skyscrapers will provide more 24/7 living options, per the city loft and condo movements at the turn of the century.
We're also developing more mobile office options i.e. vehicles outfitted with telecommunications, eating and sleeping facilities. Look for them on reality TV. A lot of the NGOs will use them in the field.
We're interested in using more tidal and river current energy and have several companies involved in that. Biodiesel will be big. Global grid integration proceeds apace, netting economies of scale.
Better understanding of math and science is a priority and we're using television, the movies, and the Internet to address the lack. Interest in these subjects may be inspired within dramatic or action series, i.e. we're not always using didactic modes. People tune in expecting to be entertained. That being said, we have lots of channels (e.g. the Pentagon Channel) and many will indeed have a more didactic quality. Given the shelter situation, parents and their children alike may have more time for our educational programming.
Psychological health depends on humans having some prospects, some realistic hopes. Absent hope for the future, we find plenty of psychological dysfunction, leading in many cases to terrorism and other forms of mental illness.