Over at the American Journal of Bioethics blog, colleague Summer Johnson reports on the recommendations from a report issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Engineering about how to appoint new science and technology policy advisors. In similar spirit, Wired has come out with their own non-partisan list of advisors and their amazing ideas: "The 2008 Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To." Here are just a few of their suggestions:
~ Leroy Hood - Look to the Genome to Rebuild Health Care
~ Peter Gleick - Deal With the Water Crisis Now
~ Carolyn Porco - Use Big Robots—and Big Rockets
~ Mark Smolinski - Detect Epidemics Before They Start
To underscore what the AJOB blog said, this list takes the politics out of science and technology advice and tries to make sure the next president has some of the very best minds on the planet giving their advice. For the complete list, click here.