The man who once said “the cyber is so big” is now the president-elect of the United States.
This, really, is the single most important answer to the question: “What does the Trump win mean for tech?”, as we turn to a man whose entire campaign was about looking backwards to lead us into the future. Though no one knows exactly what is about to happen – and neither Clinton nor Trump focussed extensively on technology in their campaigns – this is what some people are speculating will go down.
It will be a big change from Barack Obama
Whatever Trump does next, it is likely that he won’t be as driven as Barack Obama in forcing through change. We can hope, however, that the Trump administration at least carries on many of Obama’s initiatives, such as the National Broadband Plan, which aims to improve internet access throughout the United States.
Silicon Valley will be unhappy
“immediate review of all US cyber defenses and vulnerabilities, including critical infrastructure, by a Cyber Review Team of individuals from the military, law enforcement, and the private sector.”
A reduction in immigration h1B
The American tech industry’s strength comes from bringing people all over the world together to