These are all questions that Axon will face over its next ten years of growth. They are technological questions, but also social, ethical, political, and philosophical questions. Over the next decade, the team at Axon must engage a broad group of stakeholders to think through the answers.
As a multi-billion dollar global company, Axon doesn’t only serve customers in law enforcement. Axon’s ultimate customer is society at large. Where many people see a false choice between public safety and civil liberty, Axon sees that these concepts are intertwined. A safe and just society requires a public that feels safe and a government that values protecting the civil rights and privacy of all its citizens. Our future need not be a choice between divisive visions, but can be one where technology and ethical design play a key role in achieving better outcomes across the board.
I hope to look back in 2030 to see not only another decade of meteoric growth, but also transformative change in how technology has helped society protect life.