Dean Wilson in Foreign Affairs article: "Silicon Valley Needs a Foreign Policy"
Posted June 21, 2012
Dean Ernest J. Wilson III wrote a June 21 Foreign Affairs article stating that high-tech American companies need to develop their own foreign policy.
"Looking forward, the tech industry needs to come together and be more vocal, and the federal government, rather than waiting for tech-savvy Generation-Y staffers to rise to positions of authority, must now align the strengths of the nation's economy with the nation's foreign policy," Dean Wilson wrote. "Otherwise, the very tools that the country has created and nurtured will wind up being deployed by other rising emerging powers. By the same token, the long-term benefits of a serious and sustained Silicon Valley foreign policy will be greater international competitiveness, a higher standard of living at home, and a United States able to inspire and lead in the information age."
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