Presidential candidate Joe Biden won the U.S. presidential election in 2020. Microsoft president Brad Smith congratulated Biden on Microsoft’s official blog. < / P > < p > in 2016, with a fierce and controversial national election coming to light, we published a blog about the need to find new ways for the country to move forward together. When we responded to Donald Trump’s election that year, we put forward a straightforward proposition: < / P > < p > “every elected president deserves our country’s congratulations, best wishes and support as a whole. For more than two centuries, the peaceful transition of power has been a lasting and vital part of our democracy, and it remains so today. ” These words are equally important four years later. As we did in 2016, we congratulate the new president-elect and vice president-elect: Joe Biden and camara Harris. This year’s election day has turned into a long and intense election week, with many Americans staring anxiously at the screen waiting for the election results. We are used to hearing experts speculating that we rarely see countries become so divided. If that is true, it makes another proposition even more self-evident: if we want to move forward as a nation, we must build new bridges to bridge the differences that divide us. < / P > < p > at Microsoft, we believe that Americans have more in common than many experts admit, especially on technical issues. On many of these issues, we have the opportunity to separate policy from politics so that we can really change people’s lives. Consider the following: < / P > < p > one of the clear lessons of the new crown epidemic is that in an increasingly digital world, we need to ensure that technology is available to all. The first step is to provide low-income groups with digital devices such as computers and mobile phones, but the next step is to provide them with high-speed Internet access. Broadband has become the power of the 21st century. From patients who need telemedicine consultation to children who go to school at home, broadband is crucial to all of these. Today, we find that too many rural households do not have broadband services, while too many poor urban households find that they cannot afford broadband services. As a country that can’t tolerate millions of people without electricity, the United States should no longer accept millions of homes without broadband. < / P > < p > technology driven automation is increasingly affecting all of our work. Digital tools, data analysis, and artificial intelligence have the potential to make almost everyone in all walks of life more successful, but only if we are more likely to acquire new digital skills that will become increasingly indispensable for future jobs. This has become critical for both front-line and knowledge workers, for those at the front (from healthcare). People from manufacturing to retail create welfare. However, over the past two decades, employers’ investment in labor training and post-secondary education has fallen and stagnated. In the 2020’s, too many students did not have a university degree and were still heavily in debt. We need to provide digital skills to all. In the whole political spectrum, Americans have not only a common commitment to democracy, but also a common reverence for it. Today, however, the health of democracy depends not only on individual voting. It needs to be vigilant at all times and effectively defend against cyber attacks on candidates and voting systems, and rumors against the public. We at Microsoft are protecting Republicans and candidates across parties in this election cycle. At the end of this year’s elections, we are all the more convinced that technology must be used to protect the democratic process and our fundamental freedoms. More than ever before, we need sustained technological innovation and a stronger partnership across the public and private sectors in order to better defend democracy. < / P > < p > when we rely on digital devices in our daily life, trust in technology has become a crucial issue. People of all political backgrounds are very concerned about the privacy of their data and the security of their Internet services. Trust in technology has come from all directions, including digital security and responsible artificial intelligence practices. However, our national E-Privacy law was promulgated in the 1980s and has not been revised. When it comes to face recognition protection and other issues, we don’t have any national laws. We need new laws for the future. No matter which party we choose, we want prosperity. In the 20th century, technological innovation not only stimulated the growth of productivity, but also spread the benefits to every state and most industries, laying the foundation for expanding the middle class. As a company that provides so much productivity and other digital services to businesses of all sizes, we have a clear window on the need for new and similar broader productivity growth waves. We believe that technological innovation needs to create more business opportunities for every part of the economy and create a new era of enhanced public sector services and efficiency. < / P > < p > when we look at all these issues, there is a clear opportunity to build a new bridge between us and strengthen our common goal of connecting us. All of these challenges are ripe for bipartisan and government industry cooperation. < / P > < p > the opportunity to build new bridges also extends to the international arena. This decade began with a virus that has no borders and is treated equally regardless of the level of carbon emissions. This virus crosses national borders and travels across continents. Our day-to-day problems increasingly require closer cooperation between the United States and the rest of the world. None of this means ignoring the differences that divide Americans. We have different views on many basic issues. As a company, we don’t shy away from the issues we care about, whether they’re about racial justice, immigration or climate change. In the last two presidents, we have found that where we can work together, where we should be, we get the best service. We will continue to use this approach. Along the way, we have learned that there are more opportunities to work together among political factions than most people realize. But we need to move from a debate about “why we can’t succeed” to a dialogue about “how we can go on.”. The more bridges we cross together, the more likely we will find that Americans of all backgrounds in every state and county have more in common than we currently appreciate. Spontaneous combustion at a Guangzhou Motor vehicle intersection and other traffic lights in Shenzhen