Technology is about connecting people, bringing people together, improving the way we communicate, because the better we build communities, the better we understand one another. And the throwback between the new administration and the business community is about dividing people through bewildering politics, cynically preying upon fear, anger, prejudice, and misogyny.
The ones concerned are the inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector are proud that American innovation is the envy of the world, a source of widely-shared prosperity, and a hallmark of a global leadership.
This isn’t really about politics. This is about doing the right thing. Behaviors have consequences. Language has consequences. Leaders of various businesses plead for the policies to be implemented more vividly.
If a skilled person working in tech, and have come here to the U.S to do great things, to create and innovate brilliant new tools and solutions, and are following directly in the footsteps of the Beat Generation. For as long as anyone can remember, people have come to do new and interesting things, to live their dreams, to push the boundaries and change the world.
it was an open question whether to take the altered policy seriously or literally when the administration made announcements and remarks about building the wall, starting trade wars, or banning Muslims from entering the country. The answer, for corporate America, has become terrifyingly clear.
But Silicon Valley, which like much of corporate America took a wait-and-see approach before criticizing Trump, is finding its voice. Over the weekend, leaders from tech companies spoke out against the president’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
Now, for the first time in the Trump presidency, several tech companies are banding together to deliver a message to Trump about the immigration ban, in the form of an open letter.
The open letter would document will carry contents which is being drafted by tech companies that include Facebook, Google parent company Alphabet, Uber, Microsoft, and Apple. The premise is that crux on which the companies are taking a stand for they share the goal of ensuring that the immigration system meets today’s security needs and keeps the country safe.
Few anecdotes of the Open letter
The measures create considerable uncertainty in the nation’s immigration system and will adversely impact technology workers who live and work in the nation. Blocking access en masse of employees of US companies, who are lawful visa and green card holders based on religion or national origin raises constitutional issues, hurts our nation — both morally and economically.
The technology industry has been among the most vocal in opposition to Trump’s immigration policies. As a matter of fact, Immigrants make many of the Nation’s greatest discoveries and create some of the country’s most innovative and iconic companies.
If communal harmony is a concern perhaps a fundamental commitment of welcoming immigrants—through increased background checks and other controls on people seeking to enter our country. Anticipations that the open letter might hit the right note to bring about a change.
The open letter has a self-diplomacy where everyone is coming together and expressing discomfort. Tactfully motivating their own base, this would also change the minds of people who have not made up their minds.
Being more constructive will motivate the brightest moves to happen despite tangible effects. And that it delivers deep insights which would fuel innovation and expand human capabilities.