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6 July 2018updated 21 Sep 2021 6:31am

Here are all the real-life ways in which Silicon Valley is like the Soviet Union

Get ready to be depressed. 

By Sarah Manavis

On the evening of 5 July, a Twitter thread by user Anton Troynikov went viral listing things that happened under the Soviet Union that also currently happen in Silicon Valley.

We went through every single point tofind examples that back up his point :

– Uber’s self-driving car didn’t malfunction, it’s just bad
– SpaceX will colonise Mars in the next few years says Elon Musk, followed by SpaceX pays $4m to underpaid employees

– Up to four people in one room in bunk beds for nearly $1,000 per month
– Silicon Valley is veering toward fall of Rome territory

– In San Francisco, over 56 per cent of gig economy works rely on companies like Uber/Lyft to make ends meet
– The link between Silicon Valley and the defense industry

This one we aren’t positive on, but could be something like Facebook requiring employees to go through political bias training
– Theranos charged for misleading investors

They’ll squash you like a bug”: how Silicon Valley keeps a lid on leakers
– Developers question why Silicon Valley use infamously bad for development MacBook Pros

 Henry Kissinger joins Theranos’ board of directors

– Veritas change in CEO means shedding “dozens” of jobs
 In Silicon Valley, failing is succeeding

 Google only cares about measurable improvements, and their overqualified staff play ball

Inside the world of Silicon Valley’s “coasters” — the millionaire engineers who get paid gobs of money and barely work of course coupled with Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 a year think they are middle-class

 Tech companies are ruining America’s image

 Bitcoin price plunges after cryptocurrency exchange is hacked

 People at Facebook don’t know how Facebook works

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