Backlight: Cybertopia – Dreams of Silicon Valley

Backlight Science & Technology
cybertopia, fred turner, kevin o'connor, louis rossetto, silicon valley, tim draper, wired magazine
Marije Meerman
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Silicon Valley is one of the world’s most powerful regions: A region that holds more knowledge, power and money than Washington, Wall Street or Brussels. And it is here that a digital revolution is being coded that is shaping our lives at every possible level.

This revolution is designed by a new order of programmers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from Silicon Valley. It’s these people who have the knowledge, the networks and the money. Always looking for new industries to disrupt and to innovate. Backlight steps into the world of these cyber-utopians and investigates their views, their ethos and their political agendas. What does their dream society look like, and who will be able to be part of it? We present a portrait of their cybertopia.