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Maverick* Research: Avoid a Digital ‘Cold War’

Published: 11 June 2019

ID: G00388552

Analyst(s): Roger Williams , Jonathan Davenport , Michael Ramsey


Negative digital impacts are becoming increasingly felt, causing some to limit access or reject the technology altogether. Polarization of digital embracer and rejecter views risks opening a digital chasm that leads to a “cold war.” (Maverick research exposes unconventional thinking and advice.)

Table Of Contents
  • Specific Maverick Caution
  • Maverick Findings
  • Maverick Recommendations

*Maverick Research


  • Introduction
  • Divergent Political Outlooks
    • The Digital Bloc
    • The Analog Bloc
  • Digital Cold War: Comparison of Human Capabilities
  • Potential Outcome of a Digital Cold War
  • How to Prevent Another Cold War

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