Technology Leadership and Human Freedom

Author: Ricardo Tavares
Published: 2019-05-14

When cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to go to space on April 1961, it was an embarrassment for the U.S. and a coup for the Soviet Union, who leveraged it as an indication that the USSR had the technology lead and communism was the future of humanity.  A month later, America’s response was verbalized by President John F. …