The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday November 10 at 6:30 pm on Zoom. Our topic of discussion that evening will be “The End of Permissionless Innovation.” We will base our discussion off this article from the Brookings Institute: https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2020/10/07/the-end-of-permissionless-innovation/
The last 30 years in the United States have been marked by what has been called the era of “permissionless innovation.” Many of the decisions about what to innovate, when to innovate, and how to bring digital products and services to the marketplace have been left to tech companies. They decided what products were needed, how they were deployed, and who could purchase them. With the release of the House Antitrust Subcommittee report, there are growing signs that era is coming to an end. A combination of forces is moving the country towards what likely is to be greater public engagement, oversight, and regulation.