Stephen E. Arnold may well be the single most capable observer of US information technology and the US govenrment system of systems (more like cesspool of silos) that is pathologically dysfunctional. He authored the Google Trilogy and is now doing the same thing for Amazon. There is no one, anywhere, with a better grasp of where the pieces are that could be rapidly pulled together to create Web 3.0 and a World Brain that by-passes Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and their problem clouds. Learn more about him: http://arnoldit.com/
Robert David Steele is the conceptualizer of integrated election reform (#UNRIG) and the integration of holistic analytics, true cost economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) such that we can achieve a prosperous world at peace at 10-20% the cost of the failed Western economic model burdened by banks and lawyers.
A former US spy and co-founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, he is today the Chief Enabling Officer (CeO) of Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3, and now also CeO of Open Source Everything (OSE Inc.). He continues his education with non-fiction reading, posting over 2,000 reviews across 98 categories; his hobbies include off-shore sailing and racketball.