Is Silicon Valley Good for the World?

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Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, holds a press conference at company headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.
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In his most recent New Yorker article, George Packer describes Silicon Valley's biggest blind spot: namely, that its wealth and its youthful demographics has given way to a distinct political and social worldview that mimics libertarianism. He argues that the tech world's aversion to government intrusion (and taxation) leaves the rest of us behind.

But however insulated the culture of Silicon Valley, the fast-paced greed of twenty-something, rich, white males, is not necessarily its only legacy. As Hamish McKenzie reports on PandoDaily, Silicon Valley can and does change the world for the better by inventing products that have the power to enrich our lives, an argument that Packer has since responded to.