Among other things, he encouraged the audience to solve existing social inequities through the application of modern technological innovations.
(1) electronic voter registration;
(2) the class and racial divides that cut off from the Internet a disproportionate percentage of racial minorities and people living in poverty; and
(3) low voter turnout in Texas. Related to turnout, the President dryly pointed out that the elected officials of the great State of Texas are not interested in encouraging voting. In Texas, he noted, we bear at least some of the responsibility for our poorly responsive state government.
To the extent that the President offered any prescriptions for the future, he said that we need the tech community to cooperate with government-funded expansion of high-speed Internet access to underserved areas.