From the Spring 2017 Issue

National Security and Technological Adaptation

Sam Mercaldo

We live in an America split along digital lines. My grandfather is a good example of the divide. He is intelligent and well educated, but despite this he struggles with basic digital skills such as updating the software on his computer and using social media. He’s noted how rapid advances in technology have forced him to relearn everyday activities, almost as if he’s been immersed in a foreign culture. My grandfather is not alone. Statistically, a third or more of the American population finds it difficult to adapt to new and changing technologies. While this is of concern . . .

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