Fireside chat with Michael Nelson: Fighting Techlash and Fear of the Future

Techlash is a problematic obstacle for a future flourishing digital economy. General opposition to technology directly challenges the promise of a digital age of progress, prosperity and competitiveness. Techlash, this fear of the future, is gaining momentum as a generalized opposition to technology. Bans on technology adoption and stringent regulations on certain technologies are rising in popularity. Yet, policymakers need to resist techlash and embrace a sense of pragmatic realism and take steps to embrace these challenges by adopting a more realistic viewpoint. In this question and answer discussion, Michael Nelson will address some of the critical concerns and takes a stance to fight techlash and fear of the future to support a genuinely vibrant digital future and promote greater equality for everyone.