For the past two decades, the Bay Area has been engaged in a continual celebration of technology disruption — from music and movies to retail to health care and transportation. Along the way, the Bay Area has championed a progressive social agenda in an effort to shape the nation in its image: global, inclusive and multicultural. By and large, it has benefited millions of people, especially those with the education and adaptability to keep up with constant change.
But one thing has been sorely lacking: empathy for those struggling to keep up with the change. The message from the great Silicon Valley tech companies has been “keep up or get left behind.”
President Trump’s America first world-view is causing them to freak out.