A golden opportunity presents itself but, thanks largely to a lack of vision, many opportunities are being ignored.
What can we do?
1. New industries could and should be developed, each with a R&D element to help keep Alberta in the leading edge of tech and productivity.
2. Ending the health and education system monopolies would allow more diversification and opportunity for Albertans to advance their lives in a positive direction.
3. We can stop electing party aligned candidates.
Alberta has the capacity to solve some of the biggest problems that we face as a province / state and perhaps the planet.
Possible solutions for.
a. Adopting to and reversing climate change will help solve the problem we all face without a toleration approach or by adding more problems to the effort,
b. Improving life longevity will help solve the problem of getting old. People who work, contribute to our society and raise a family should be allowed the chance to do so without the ailments of age.
c. Organ cloning based upon a patients DNA would put an end to shortage of blood and vital organs for Albertans that need. Cloning organs from ones own DNA should end the problem of donor organs being rejected.
d. Expanding Alberta's economic base by adding more industries such as manufacturing, aerospace and resource exploration.
The AAIM Option's plan to further diversify Alberta’s industry base is to provide a support system to target businesses the operate within a specific industry to come to Alberta to set up a research and development industry. To entice and draw these businesses to start-up research facilities the following support options are proposed;
• Half tax status to new start-ups. New businesses will only have to pay a tax rate that is half of the normal tax rate. This tax break could have expiry limits such as three or five years.
• No or low-cost leases for the use of public land will greatly reduce the cost of building new research facilities.
• Grants for a portion of the cost to build, renovate or retool a facility for R&D purposes,
• Government Partnership. The PG would offer a fair market cash payment for shares in the business. The business would pay an annual dividend to the PG on the anniversary date.
• Government contracts can be negotiated with the research business.
Including research and development in the diversification of the Alberta economy would see the new industry work in partnership with Alberta’s universities, tech schools and colleges to find solutions and invent new processes, methods and technology to improve the lives of the citizens of Alberta.
Doing so would;
1. Further diversify the economy and capabilities of Alberta.
2. Promote interest and enrollment for Alberta’s collages, universities and technical schools. After all R&D will need to,
a. Employ professionals of every type.
b. Employ highly skilled workers.
3. Promote the creation of a series of research and development centers throughout the province.
The PG would seek to include R&D businesses that have a focus on a specialty such as;
• The Human Condition: Improving the human condition, the study of life longevity, organ cloning technology, the quest for a cure to eliminate the worlds deadliest viruses and disease. This can be researched by scientists trained in Alberta universities.
• New Technology: Technology has advanced the human race faster in the past 100 years than it ever has since the dawn of mankind. The pursuit of new tech that can benefit both man and beast should be ongoing. Goals to make life healthier, easier and better to live can be reached.
• Transportation: The introduction of automated vehicles to our society will require a new vision of how our transportation networks work. New ground transportation networks will need to be researched and controls established that include reliable mass transit, high speed highways, dedicated routes for automated vehicles and more.
• Communications: A communications network that is owned by the people can be developed to deliver secure data and voice communications to anyone, anywhere in Alberta, perhaps even cheaper than what’s available now.
• Sports Technologies: The creation of world class sport training centers and facilities that can be dedicated to improving;
The equipment used to protect our athletes,
Training needed to achieve the highest performance levels and,
The health and endurance of athletes.
• Aerospace: A new generation of flying vehicles can be researched and developed right here in Alberta.