We envision a DC that embraces advancements in technology, while minimizing the negative consequences of change. Through this goal, Washington, DC will be a technology-enabled city with strong supports and safeguards for its residents.
What We Know:
- Fewer jobs will be available to individuals without an advanced degree due to workforce automation (e.g. retail, administrative services, and accommodation/food service).
- There will be a shortage of technology workers as employers look for individuals with cyber security and software development skills.
- More jobs will be in the “gig economy,” meaning more DC residents will be employed as freelancers or independent contractors.
- The frequency of cyberattacks will increase and the potential impacts will worsen as connected technologies become more abundant.
- By 2035, 38% of all cars sold will be fully autonomous and another 39% will be partially autonomous.
- To be the highest ranked city in the EIU Digital Security Index by 2025.
- To meet the demand for more jobs and job training in automation-resistant industries.
- To have a workforce prepared for jobs in cyber-security and software development.
- To maintain first place in growth entrepreneurship and advance to top 10 for startup activity in the Kauffman Index of Startup Activity.
- To bring average commute time and cost down.