Tech empowers and tech divides. It affects how we work, where we live, and how we learn. Nothing could be truer in tech’s epicenter, the San Francisco Bay Area, where there are now more millionaires, but also more homeless people. There are promising startups, but also jobs that don’t pay enough to meet rising rents.
In the Bay Area, The Atlantic and the Shared Prosperity Partnership talked to policymakers, advocates, and business leaders about how tech is exacerbating inequality, but also how it’s being harnessed for innovative new solutions.