Is Silicon Valley doomed to become the next Detroit?

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Published Date07/12/2018
Media SourceFast Company
DepartmentScience, Technology, and Society
Faculty MemberLee Vinsel
External LinkIs Silicon Valley doomed to become the next Detroit?
summaryExcerpt: Silicon Valley’s rise is well-documented, but the backlash against its distinctive culture and unscrupulous corporations hints at an imminent twist in its fate. As historians of technology and industry, we find it helpful to step back from the breathless champions and critics of Silicon Valley and think about the long term. The rise and fall of another American economic powerhouse — Detroit — can help explain how regional reputations change over time.