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Communications of the ACM

Editor's letter

Four Aspirations for ACM 2032


The coming decade is fraught with geopolitical tension, competition, and rapid technological change. Computing's dramatic growth has intertwined it with the fabric of our world. And, to our great pride, it continues to transform society at an accelerating rate. Still, computing is also a commercial and social technology, a tool for disinformation and autocratic control, and a military technology.

But the ACM's growth has not matched computing's ascendance, and as a result ACM is declining in relevance. To fulfill its responsibility as the world's preeminent computing professional society, the ACM must transform itself to lead. As a long-time member and five-year Editor-in-Chief of Communications, here are my four aspirations for ACM:


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