WHAT THE NEW COLD WAR MEANS FOR TECH
20 Apr 2021
If you’re interested in politics, you might have noticed recently that politicians in both the US and UK seem to have ratcheted up their rhetoric against China. It seems inevitable that we’re heading towards a new Cold War, where Western democracies will come into ideological conflict with an increasingly rich and powerful China.
This has big implications for the tech sector, because technology is a strategic lever in this struggle. We’ve already seen how the Trump administration targeted Chinese tech firms, for instance, as part of its anti-China policies. As tech becomes more central to how our societies work, and our economies create value, this will only increase.
Harvard’s Planning team has published a briefing paper on the new Cold War and what it means for tech. You can download it below.
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