Author: Justin Potisit
What does the digital revolution mean for the US Federal Government? Who is best fit to lead this transition? In what way will federal agencies need to meet the challenges of a new interconnected world? The Silicon Leviathan: How Digital Natives Will Transform Governance puts a critical lens on the process of governmental innovation, showing the value that younger perspectives might have on current IT modernization efforts. In doing so, this book explores some of the ways that young people ─ natives of the digital world ─ utilize their unique needs, wants and experiences to create potential for change. The goal of The Silicon Leviathan is to foster appreciation for the tools each generation brings to the process of technological change in Washington, DC. Discussing stories and insights from Elon Musk, members of the Reddit community, Malala Yousafzai, and users of social media apps like TikTok, The Silicon Leviathan explores the intersection of generational studies, emerging technologies, and federal innovation policy. The Silicon Leviathan will lead you to question the current calculus for adopting innovation and the role that young people can and should play in it. It will show you that rather than just procuring technologies, more effort must be put into forging a shared understanding of technology use and implementation.