Would you feel comfortable voting via iPhone?
Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested that concept in a new interview with The New York Times, published just days after Cook joined a growing coalition of business leaders who criticized a restrictive new Georgia voting law.
“I would dream of that, because I think that’s where we live,” Cook said when asked if tech would be the answer to some modern voting issues, like fraud. “We do our banking on phones. We have our health data on phones. We have more information on a phone about us than is in our houses. And so why not?”
America’s voting systems are notoriously low-tech, which stands in glaring contrast to modern systems of banking, commerce, and healthcare.
“It’s pretty arcane,” Cook said of America’s voting apparatus. “I think we’re probably all having the wrong conversation on voting rights. We should be talking about using technology.”
Incorporating updated technology — like iPhones — in the voting process could expand the reach and accessibility of voting to more Americans, he argued.
Of the voting age population in the US, just shy of 67% voted in the 2020 presidential election — the highest percentage of any election in over 100 years. Read Full Article >