Why Ten For Tech?
Technology has fundamentally reshaped how Americans live their daily lives, with advancements over the last year surpassing what even the most optimistic technologists thought possible. Today, Americans can receive groceries via drones, communicate with friends and family anywhere in the world, and use artificial intelligence to complete mundane tasks. These are just a few of the infinite possibilities modern technological advancement offers. However, Americans will only be able to experience these benefits if state lawmakers create legislative and regulatory environments that incentivize innovators to innovate and entrepreneurs to build the next generation of goods and services.
While lawmakers must be conscious of any potential harm from using technology, they must do so proportionately and strategically and embrace the principles of free markets and limited government. Rejecting these principles and expanding government control through excessive regulation will inevitably deny Americans the multifaceted benefits technology can offer, leaving them poorer and state economies weaker. However, lawmakers can avoid these consequences if they adopt common sense rules that protect citizens and do not burden innovators.
The following toolkit includes 10 action-oriented policies that state lawmakers can implement to cultivate innovation to advance free markets, protect citizens and consumers, drive their economies, and produce prosperity.
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