Four Experts Weigh in on the Future of America’s Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12:49 pm EST

 “Who all knows what Moore’s Law is – the idea that you could double capacity on a chip every two years or so?”

This was the question Siemens USA CEO Barbara Humpton raised at the beginning of last week’s Times Talks discussion, “New Technology & America’s Infrastructure.”

Humpton continued: “Up until now, infrastructure has been analog; infrastructure has been something we build with concrete and tarmac. [Now] we’re now bringing digital tools to the table. What happens if, suddenly, infrastructure could follow Moore’s Law? Think about the power of what we could be providing.”

Presented by the New York Times and moderated by technology reporter Cecilia Kang, Humpton joined Anthony Foxx, chief policy officer of Lyft and former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary; U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), who co-chairs the Congressional bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus; and Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Watch the full conversation below to hear more expert perspectives on how tech advances can spur smart cities and revitalize American infrastructure. 



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