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Prediction: conformity more-so than the disastrous housing crisis will be the thing that dooms Silicon Valley as the center of innovation.

The slopes are pointed in a way that the benefits of serendipity and closeness can soon be less than the cost of remoteness.

Given increasingly better collaboration tools and recent trendiness of decentralization and remote work, we’re much closer to this junction than ever before.

But I’m optimistic about Silicon Valley; I still live here after all. Many know it’ll be really hard to innovate and make new things if we all think the same. So let’s hope for the rise of the individual and disappearance of the mob.

Posted on 2018-01-03