With his embrace of digital tech, Trump is on the cutting edge of a brave new tomorrow

by Summer Lane

Op-ed by Summer Lane | Photo: Alamy

The world is rapidly evolving, and as technology accelerates in breadth and dimension, humanity itself is reaping the benefits of an expansive digital frontier replete with artificial intelligence and fluctuating cryptocurrencies.

While there are certainly dark sides to increasingly surveilling tech, there are bright sides to innovation, as well. Invention and improvement in a free society is a boon to civilization, and it is this potential that President Donald Trump has wisely embraced in his 2024 reelection bid to retake Washington.

Just last month, the president spoke to a raucous crowd at the Libertarian Convention in D.C., walking a populist line of political unification, while boldly calling for the protection of crypto and Bitcoin – a major selling point with Libertarian voters who famously prefer to keep their federal government at arm’s length.

He told the crowd, “I will support the right to self-custody to the nation’s 50 million crypto holders…I will keep Elizabeth Warren and her goons away from your Bitcoin…We will save freedom, prosperity, and capitalism in America!”

President Donald Trump delivers remarks during the Libertarian 2024 national convention in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 25, 2024 | Photo: Alamy

Trump has also committed to protecting cryptocurrency companies, telling Americans that the United States had no choice but to be the leader in the field of crypto. “THERE IS NO SECOND PLACE,” he wrote recently.

The president’s pivot on Bitcoin and crypto has earned him the support of Silicon Valley tech investors and billionaires who see the value of a leader who would protect the digital frontier from federal incursion.

Just last week, President Trump held a successful multi-million-dollar fundraiser in the heart of San Francisco, where one of the emphasized topics of the evening reportedly was crypto. Via RSBN, the guest list included Silicon Valley power players who traditionally voted Democrat or donated to Democrat politicians.

In Trump, they have an ally who will protect their technological ventures, and it truly illustrates the 45th president’s ability to find a unifying thread and tug on it to bring people together.

The San Francisco fundraiser was hosted by David Sacks and Chamath Palihapitiya. Palihapitiya formerly worked as an executive at Facebook and is now a technology investor. Per Politico, he noted, “President Trump in the last few weeks has become incredibly pro-crypto.”

Even SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has warmed up to Trump over the past year, and while he’s stopped short of issuing any kind of political endorsement, the innovative rocket ship pioneer and computer whiz has embraced Trumpian policies in areas of tech, immigration, and justice.

In fact, Musk’s notable shift toward populism has even set tongues wagging about a potential advisory role in a hypothetical Trump administration in 2025 if the 45th president’s bid for reelection is successful.

It’s not just crypto or Bitcoin that Trump has embraced. He has also committed to a futuristic “Quantum Leap” plan in his Agenda47 platform, pitching a vision of America where the U.S. would not only build new “freedom” cities but also invest in everything from industrial rebirth to the development of vertical landing and takeoff vehicles.

He explained in 2023, “These Freedom Cities will reopen the frontier, reignite American imagination, and give hundreds of thousands of young people and other people, all hardworking families, a new shot at home ownership and, in fact, the American Dream.”

With lofty goals in the fields of technology and structural development, it comes as little surprise that even the most hardline Democrat donors are lining up to empty their pockets into Trump’s campaign coffers.

President Trump is the leading candidate on issues like illegal immigration, the economy, and foreign policy. In 2024, he has deftly positioned himself on the cutting edge of tomorrow’s tech, signaling to the nation’s investors and venture capitalists that he is a president who is excited about what the future holds.

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