On the AfriNuke podcast, Geotech director Dr. David Bray discusses how technological trends of democratization relate to nuclear weapons, network devices, information sharing, and space. David recommends a hesitant approach to mass data and technology sharing for easily weaponized technologies like nuclear weapons. We must maintain an active commitment to distributing most technology and information, even when it becomes cheaper, David says. Most products we use today are first used by the wealthy and then become democratized, such as network devices. We are in the midst of this process in space, David observes; the upcoming decisions we make about space infrastructure are pivotal to limiting misuse and maximizing accessibility.
Transcript Jun 23, 2021
Brian Deese on Biden’s vision for ‘a twenty-first-century American industrial strategy’
By Atlantic Council
National Economic Council Director Brian Deese spoke about how the Biden administration can strengthen US economic recovery by working with the private sector and global allies.
GeoTech Cues Aug 10, 2021
Contextualizing COVID-19 and its implications for the future of work
By Matthew Gavieta
As workers around the world adapted to a new normal amid a public health crisis, remote work took on a new meaning. However, questions about how to structure long-term telework arrangements remain. The current landscape of data reveals a tenuous relationship between well-being and telework. To secure a brighter future for our labor force, we must continue developing worker-centered technology policy and doing research on how to improve life at work.
Blog Post Jul 27, 2021
The time for US immigration reform is now
By Jeff Goldstein
The US is currently grappling with a multi-decade long trend of declining population rates leading to fewer and fewer workers. To meet the challenges of the future, US policymakers must manage declining population growth – and one of the best arrows in their economic policy quiver is comprehensive immigration reform.