Techlash has created a mob mentality, and the mob is coming for innovation. Giving into techlash passions would slow down economic and wage growth, reduce national competitiveness, and limit progress on a host of critical societal priorities.
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) President Robert D. Atkinson, lead co-author of a new report on the factors slowing progress toward realizing societal goals. “Rather than techlash, we need a pragmatic ‘tech realism,’ recognizing that today’s technologies, like virtually all past technologies, are a fundamental force for human progress. To be sure, they can pose real challenges in some instances, and those deserve smart and effective responses.” (ITIF – October 28, 2019)