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Technology

Technology is changing our democracy and society. We are here to navigate the disruption and ensure our American values are reflected in the technology we use.

Technology Policy

The Current State

“Failure to prepare and invest in up-to-date technology can lead to data breaches, phishing attacks, insider threats, and other risks.”

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How have modern technologies and the latest innovations shaped our lives, economy, and politics? Here, BPC’s Technology Project shares predictions and analyses on trends, developments, and disruptions that may catalyze significant impact on our world. If you have questions or thoughts about any technology explored here, please reach out and check this page regularly for updates.

  • New Tech We’re Excited About

    How have modern technologies and the latest innovations shaped our lives, economy, and politics? Here, BPC’s Technology Project shares predictions and analyses on trends, developments, and disruptions that may catalyze significant impact on our world. If you have questions or thoughts about any technology explored here, please reach out and check this page regularly for updates.

  • Competition/Anti-Trust Resource Hub

    As Congress debates reforming anti-trust laws and competition policy for the tech sector, there is a need for a reliable source that analyzes and discusses the diverse perspectives on the issues. The Bipartisan Policy Center is interviewing experts, researching the topics, and analyzing the proposals to facilitate a standard narrative in the debate.

  • BPC XR Initiative

    Immersive technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) fall under the umbrella term XR and are reshaping society. Immersive technologies are already being used by retailers to train workers, surgeons to practice surgery, and car manufacturers to design new products, and this technology’s use raises important policy questions.

  • Cybersecurity

    Today’s cybersecurity challenges impact every level of society, and protecting our digital and electronic assets is critical. Cybersecurity is a vast and expanding issue that requires analysis from a range of experts and perspectives. Identifying cybersecurity risks is the first step in managing them. BPC’s work is a helpful starting tool for researchers, policymakers, businesses, and individuals seeking a wide array of opinions and the necessary information to address gaps in our nation’s preparedness.

  • Broadband

    As the world went online during the pandemic, millions of Americans were quickly left at the bottom of a widening digital divide. Policymakers can see that support for broadband internet availability and affordability helps ensure everyone can participate in the growing digital economy. To better understand the broadband debate, read our series of blogs on broadband policy and the digital divide.

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