Silicon Valley companies sell you a dream. The dream of future profitability. FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) motivates people to invest in stock primarily. I don’t see Uber become profitable ever. Getting out while you still can, whilst others step in to keep the illusion alive smells more like a pyramid scheme. Silicon Valley has become a label, great in attracting investment and… one-sided talent. Interesting phrasing “Silicon Valley is running out of ideas”… Make that “not interested in addressing the obvious” before leaping into the future. With the wishful engineering, common sense went out of the window, also with investors. It wouldn’t be that bad if it weren’t for the fact that Silicon Valley sees an enemy in anyone who does address quintessential “firsts”. I did. Haven’t gotten it beyond expert recognition though… Cheers, Ralph

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