I love this idea from USA Facts. If you need to talk about controversial topics with the fam, then have the facts handy.
I like the perspective in this article. Silicon Valley and the larger tech sector weren’t just created by a few extraordinary people, but were made possible by the overall environment.
These breakthroughs are made possible by a larger cast of thousands around them, by broader social structures, and by other things that America, writ large, makes possible — whether it be public policies or public education.
This article gives a clue as to why the tech revolution started in America. I mean it wasn’t just an accident that one giant company after another started in Silicon Valley. The US government helped. There’s wasn’t a government “plan” to create Silicon Valley, but the government did set up the environment that allowed it to happen.
Thanks, space race!
No one was sitting behind a desk in Washington saying, “Oh, this is how we’re going to build a tech industry.” But that is what happened.
I hope we continue to collectively invest like this going forward.
It’s one of the most divisive issues in our country. But for this special interactive project, Time got 245 people from all sides of the gun-control debate to meet in the middle.