Is there a disconnect between the American government and Silicon Valley?
We had the US Congress recently taking a negative interest in Apple’s tax affairs.
We’ve now seen a US government agency, the ITC, ban an Apple product, iPhone 4, from the US market.
We saw Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt going to North Korea after being expressly asked not to by the US government.
We see Google under constant scrutiny because of its anti-privacy agenda.
We see loony Silicon Valley ideas like SeaSteading – lawless floating communities – backed by prominent Silicon Valley businessmen.
It seems as if the current breed of top techies are immature – toying with ideas most of us stopped talking about in our 20s.
These top techies demonstrate their disdain for the US government.
It’s one thing to have disdain for the US government; it’s quite another thing to show it.
What gives the top techies the confidence to express disdain for their government is their belief in their superior brains.
And they do have fine brains.
But when God gives generously in one department, he often skimps in another.
Typically, where he bestows a superfluity of brains, he holds back on common sense.