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Economic Innovation is built on trust.

TRUSTED

software.
hardware.
platforms.
services.
data.
devices.
inclusion.
AI.
innovation.
commerce.
privacy.
security.
Economic Innovation is built on trust.
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We need the ability to trust that the technologies of tomorrow will be even better than today.   

Despite enormous gains, we’ve only seen a fraction of what the digital revolution has yet to deliver.  Already, the Internet has brought untold advances that have fundamentally changed the way we work, learn, and live.  And just over the horizon, amazing new advances in 5G and 6G, artificial intelligence, mobile devices, wearable technology, cloud computing, quantum computing, and internet connected devices are converging and has put us on the cusp of a new technological transformation with the potential to impact each of our lives in positive and profound ways.  But lack of trust is emerging as one of the most critical gating factors with the potential to dramatically affect the speed at which future technologies are adopted, and corresponding benefits achieved.    

For example, by one measure, our mobile 5G future could add $1.5 trillion to U.S. GDP, help create 16 million jobs, and enable people to do things never before possible.  But a lack of trust could slow the rollout of this next mobile revolution as 60% of those surveyed expressed fears that 5G could make more personal data vulnerable to hacking.    

Building a foundational layer of trust into our technological future is also a prerequisite for unlocking our ability to harness innovation for a more equitable economy and solving key societal challenges. 

Experts say new innovations just emerging on the horizon have the potential to dramatically improve health outcomes for millions, radically improve energy efficiency to help meet climate goals, revolutionize education, and help millions attain personal financial security.  And when done in trusted ways, these opportunities can also reach across economic and social divides and help individuals and communities that have been neglected, oppressed, or discriminated against leap forward into a more equitable, prosperous, and healthy future.  It means that in a trusted future, the next life-changing breakthroughs are not simply connecting new kinds of devices to the internet, but rather connecting people to new kinds of opportunities. 

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ISSUE BRIEF: How the Bipartisan Innovation Bill Can Help Drive a More Trusted Future

Innovation is the key to economic growth, improved standards of living, opportunities for all Americans and even America’s strength on the world stage. At time when Washington is almost defined by hyper-partisanship, one of the few areas where there is real, meaningful bipartisan agreement is on the pending Bipartisan Innovation Act.

The U.S. Trust Landscape

Our survey research shows the various dimensions of today’s trust gap, explores the way it is impeding important digital progress, highlights the key factors which must be overcome, and explores the vast opportunities that can be achieved when we do. These survey results, when combined with other insights and research, highlight the need for pragmatic policy choices and provide a potential pathway for advancing trusted frameworks that can facilitate comprehensive action toward a more trusted digital future.

WHITE PAPER: ADVANCING A MORE TRUSTED DIGITAL FUTURE

We stand on the precipice of a new era of technological progress and innovation with the potential to enable us to do things never before possible, vastly improve the quality of life for billions around the globe, and help solve some of our world’s most intractable problems. But it is becoming increasingly clear that we risk missing or delaying these transformational opportunities if people lack the foundational trust in the technologies needed to deliver them.