Emerging Technology

How can we shape the frontier of technological development and deployment?

Recent developments in emerging technologies have revealed there might be cracks in the Great Stagnation. Between clean energy that’s too cheap to meter, autonomous drone deliveries to your doorstep, and novel cures to deadly diseases, a world of abundance could be within reach — but we need to get the policy framework for their deployment right. Technology exhibits a great degree of path dependence, and we need to ensure that these systems are compatible with liberal democracy and don’t enable authoritarianism.

Emerging Technology
Latest Publication
Unlocking American Agricultural Innovation
There is still lots of low-hanging fruit in crop biotechnology
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November 15th 2022
Emerging Technology
Decarbonization Won’t Require As Much Land As You Think
We can reach net zero emissions without devoting hundreds of thousands of square kilometers of land to energy farms
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October 17th 2022
Emerging Technology
Climate Relief Can’t Wait for Utopia
Wishful thinking hampers the clean-energy revolution
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October 7th 2022
Emerging Technology
How to Stop Environmental Review from Harming the Environment
Permitting reform is an opportunity to accelerate decarbonization
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September 13th 2022
Emerging Technology
Why SpaceX Is an Underrated Strategic National Asset for the U.S.
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March 4th 2022
Emerging Technology
Reducing Recidivism through Innovation: Bringing Opportunities to Incarcerated Persons and Prison-Tech Startups
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January 19th 2022
Emerging Technology
Creating an AI Testbed for Government
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January 19th 2022