- Environment – Decreasing emissions and resource consumption whilst allowing for growth
- Economic – ICT is good for business, creating new revenue opportunities and reducing cost
- Social – Boosting incomes, cutting costs and improving lives
The areas the report suggests will benifit most are: Health, Learning, Building, Food, Mobility, Energy, Work/business and Manufacturing. The authors suggest three groups who need to act are: Policy makers, Business and Consumers. Curiously ICT professionals, educators and researchers are not included.
The #SMARTer2030 report is incorrect in suggesting that in the future e-learning will be used for collaborative, location-independent education. This revolution has already happened, it is just that most people (including most university professors) have not noticed. In 2008 the ACS commissioned the design of an on-line course on how to reduce carbon emissions by and with ICT. The ACS approach treats it students as working professionals who collaborate on-line and produce real proposals for their employers. The versions of the "ICT Sustainability" course are now also run by ANU in Australia and in North America. This form of education is also in routine use for other courses for millions of students world wide.