As the auto industry shifts toward electric vehicles and the electricity grid draws more energy from variable renewables, high-capacity, high-performance and affordable batteries are becoming one of the most important areas of technological innovation needed to reduce carbon emissions.
Spectrum remains the lifeblood of wireless communications, but not all spectrum is the same.Mid-band spectrum is the goldilocks of frequencies—not too high, and not too low. Portions of this spectrum will be crucial for next-generation networks, and other nations are moving full steam ahead to allocate this spectrum for 5G services.
Historically, economists and policymakers have led the effort to explain that technological innovation is good for workers throughout the economy, even as creative destruction causes dislocation for some individuals.
The world is not on track to achieve the deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Join ITIF for an expert panel discussion on the limits of current technologies and “gaps” in the clean energy innovation agenda.
Civil aviation companies are studying frontiers that were once reserved for science fiction, from flying taxis to hypersonic and suborbital flights. What technological and regulatory barriers stand in the way of supersonic flight?
What should we make of large corporations today? Please join us for a spirited debate between ITIF President Robert Atkinson and Columbia University Law Professor Tim Wu on the role and influence of big business in today’s economy and society.
For nearly half a century, leaders of the technology industry have been seen as visionary, passionate, and committed to building a better, smarter world.