- June 6, 2020
Technology and Politics
Technologyhas remodeled the usual way of carrying out business and living. Allsystems are gradually inching toward technology the political worldhas not been left behind (Casteltrione,2015). Governments are using the media to garner support from themasses, communicate important messages, communicate the agenda of thegovernment, and seek public opinions regarding public policy. Also,high-speed networks have been proven to be essential for jobcreation, future economic growth, and regional competition (OECD,2014, p. 7). Harnessing these opportunities can lead to increasedeconomic growth and prosperity. Lastly, boosting the cross-borderdelivery of products and services through the Internet is an idealopportunity for both start-ups and established companies. Allowingsuppliers to move goods through international borders is bound toenhance the interoperability of services and products. Therefore,focusing on using the media to communicate the agenda of thegovernment, increasing the speed of networks to boost the economy,and promoting the cross-border movement of goods and services are thetop priorities of the Department of Technology and Cyberspace.
Politicalparticipation through the Internet has gained center stage since thearrival of technology. Thus, focusing the commitment of theDepartment of Technology and Cyberspace toward this direction willlead to a seamless flow of information from the government to themasses. Recent publications, regarding the impact of the Internet onpolitics, reveal that the Internet can capture a notable share of thegroup that is not actively engaged in the world of politics(Casteltrione,2015). For example, due to the proliferation of Social NetworkingSites in the US, more people are posting political news (Smith,2013). Pursuing this approach to mobilizing political participation,therefore, will result in an effective mobilization of the masses inthe campaigns that are directed toward garnering support for theimplementation of specific policies. Also, persuading the populationto go to polling stations during the elections periods will be moreefficient.
Secondly,enhancing the speed of networks to boost the economy will locate thefinancial system of the US in a position where ii will be able tocompete with its neighboring regions and trading partners. High-speednetworks improve the economies of nations, create jobs, and improvecompetitiveness (OECD, 2015, p. 7 Manyikaand Roxburgh, 2011).The Department of Technology and Cyberspace will direct its resourcesto the development of high-speed networks and the development ofpublic policies that encourage healthy competition in the provisionof these services. The users of these services will also be given theopportunity to access a broad range of content withoutdiscrimination. Streamlining America`s public policy to promote wideraccess to Internet coverage will enable the public to participate incommerce in a more efficient way.
Lastly,supporting the cross-border movement of goods and services throughthe Internet, in a manner that is technologically neutral, willenable all types of businesses to broaden their international reach(OECD, 2015, p. 7). The Department of Technology and Cyberspace willcommit itself to putting in place the measures that will encouragesuppliers to move goods to other countries in a manner that is notexclusive. All ventures will be allowed to set up the structures thatwill help them to broaden their reach across the internationalplatform. Also, users will be equipped with the capacity to gainaccess to and generate content that is lawful, and run theapplications that they believe favor the operations of theirbusinesses. This move will enable people to be in a position wherethey can acquire a vast body of data and synthesize it to makedecisions that are financially prudent.
Ina recap of the above discussion, concentrating on utilizing the mediato commune the plan of the government, boosting the speed of networksto improve the economy, and enhancing the cross-border movement ofgoods and services are the top three main concerns of the Departmentof Technology and Cyberspace. The dawn of the Internet hastransformed the conservative way of doing commerce and living. Allstructures are slowly heading toward technology the political spacehas not lagged behind. Governments are now using the media to acquiresupport from the people. Also, high-speed networks have beenconfirmed to be crucial for job creation, future economic growth, andregional competition. Exploiting these prospects can lead toamplified economic expansion and prosperity. Finally, improving thecross-border delivery of items and services through the Internet is agreat break for both new and established businesses. Empowering thesuppliers to move their merchandise through the international bordersis bound to augment the interoperability of services and goods.
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