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10,000 people work in Silicon Valley’s sex industry. Sex workers have become a key part of the distribution network. Drugs Inc s7e11: Silicon Valley High, National Geographic 2015
I think the high-tech industry is used to developing new things very quickly. It’s the Silicon Valley way of doing business. You either move very quickly and you work hard to improve your product technology, or you get destroyed by some other company. Elon Musk
You have to live in Silicon Valley and hear the horror stories. You go and hang out at the cafés, and you meet entrepreneur after entrepreneur who’s struggling, basically – who’s had a visa problem who wants to start a company, but they can’t start companies. Vivek Wadhwa
So this is it: Silicon Valley … There’s Goggle just down here, Tesla, Apple’s headquarters, Facebook, and over there in the distance you’ve got San Francisco … The tech gods here are selling us all a brighter future. But Silicon Valley’s promise to build a better world relies on tearing up the world as it is: they call it disruption. Secrets of Silicon Valley I: The Disruptors, BBC 2017
Start-ups are drawn to Silicon Valley because of another vast industry: venture capital. ibid.
Disruption means what it says. Around the world traditional taxi drivers have protested about Uber undercutting their prices … The reality has been far less liberating. ibid.
There’s a quite brutal form of capitalism unfolding. ibid.
The constant hum of mild paranoia is never far away in Silicon Valley. ibid.
Apple Park will be a modern-day Coliseum … more than $5 billion. ibid.
This is the story of how Silicon Valley’s mission to connect all of us is disrupting politics, plunging us into a world of political turbulence that no-one can control. Secrets of Silicon Valley II
Section 230: ‘No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.’ ibid.
The tech gods suck in all this data about how we use their technologies to build their vast fortunes. ibid.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines … There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters. Bill Gates