The Information Superhighway
cellular mobile telephone
national information infrastructure
I am pleased to announce today that at the beginning of the New Year.
President Clinton will present to Congress a package of legislative and administrative proposals on telecommunications.
These changes coming in the related fields of telecommunications and computing and telephony and other related fields.
are going to make up one of the most powerful revolutions in the entire history of human kind.
Today most people are primarily receivers of information through the electronic media.
We watch television,we listen to the radio.
In this coming decade,we will each transmit more and more information as well over the same lines of communication.
We'll send and receive not just on the telephone as we do now,but across the full range of the new technologies.
Each person will turn from being Just a consumer to being a consumer and a provider.
In a way this change represents anther kind of enpowerment.
The quality revolution in the factory treats each individual as a source of added value.
The communications revolution recognizes each individual as a source of information that adds value to our community and to our economy.
Interactive television will mean holding a business meeting without leaving your living room.
It will mean that people at home can use the television set not simply as passive entertainment but as an active tool.
These changes are coming not over night or out of the blue,rather they are the outgrowth of a steady series of changes that encompass much of our history.