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IN Science & Technology ON 21 Nov, 2016
With the recent declaration of the US Presidency polls result, the world saw Donald Trump winning the race of his life. Now post elections, the most prominent lookout for the US would be to see how the new President is going to implement his policies. Citizens also have to witness the impact of these policies.
Trump is far from technology. His corporate journey includes real estate, hotels, casinos, and golf courses with negligible involvement in the tech world. He even mouths his tweets to his employees managing his Twitter handle. But the man has some promising policies for the tech industry.
While Trump's presidential campaign has little to do with technology, he did announce some policies he would like to implement. Let's have a look at the tech policies Trump wants to apply.
One of the biggest promises that Trump made in his campaign was to force Apple to manufacture its computers and other devices in the country. Trump is not very happy with the company's stance on encryptions.
Trump didn't care to be diplomatic in announcing this policy of his. He was rather too harsh towards the company. He made similar declarations for Ford cars and Oreo cookies too.
Trump in a speech in Florida expressed his desire for NASA to stop studying Earth and lower orbits. He wants to reach stars with the help of NASA. He wants to prefer deep space exploration over self-examinations. It seems like Trump would focus more to find another livable planet than saving Earth.
Trump is not a big fan of net neutrality and doesn't support it. He mentions net neutrality as the 'top-down power grab' and compares it to FCC's fairness policy. The policy supported a provision for equal broadcast time to all the issues. He even planned to appoint an anti-regulatory crusade which didn't go too well with the neutrality supporters.
In one of his debates with Hillary Clinton, Trump says the America needs to be very tough on cyber security and warfare. Although his response to the question didn't make too much sense, a better response comes from his website. Trump wants to be tough on cyber security beating the other peers.
Recently a lot of countries took a stand against global climate change. But Trump's stance on the issue is very different. He thinks that there is no such issue. He believes that there isn't any human role in global warming. Trump says it's a deceptive move of China to hinder the manufacturing power of America. He would stop spending on climate changing moves and would try to uplift the manufacturing.
There were some tech policies that Trump mentioned in his campaign. Although it's some task to predict the impact of tech policies of an ignorant leader. Trump's technological inexperience is a concern for the US technology industry but what can he offer them is yet to be seen.
Donald Trump wants to implement an e-verify system nationwide to ensure better job opportunities for Americans.
Incorporate new technologies and innovations into our national transportation systems such as state-of-the-art pipelines, advancements in maritime commerce, and the next generation of vehicles.