The 2016 presidential race is one of the most contentious in recent history, and it’s also one of the most complicated. Our next president, regardless of which party they come from, will be responsible for making important decisions about a number of complex issues: net neutrality, the environment, surveillance, cyber warfare, and space exploration are just a few of the subjects they’ll be asked to weigh in on. Here at Gizmodo, these are the topics we cover everyday—and they’re vital in determining what the future looks like. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2016 presidential candidates’ views on science and technology issues:

Click below for a more detailed analysis of every candidates’ stance on these important tech and science issues.

Cyber Warfare

NASA and Space Exploration

Environmental Issues

Net Neutrality and Broadband

Computer Surveillance and Encryption

Biomedical Research and Medicine

Embarrassing Tech Fails

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Interactive by Ellen Flaherty and Adam Pash

Illustrations by Jim Cooke


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