Saturday, April 29, 2017

What Trump’s first 100 days have meant for tech, science, and the future

April 29th marks President Trump’s 100th day in office, a "ridiculous standard" that he has promised to surpass nonetheless. Trump had big plans going in: repealing and replacing Obamacare, suspending immigration from "terror-prone regions," building a border wall and making Mexico pay for it. While he’s had a handful of victories, like getting Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, many other plans have collided the courts, Congress, or administrative chaos.

Yet it has been an eventful hundred days. We won’t delve into every executive order and diplomatic shift, but the beginning of the Trump administration has had a profound impact on technology, science, and the future course of the planet. Media, politics, and so much else seems to have...

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