- on Education & Information
- Published in issue 7/2018 on page 110
A Zettabyte for Total Control
Elektor Ethics series
The HBO series Silicon Valley is a biting parody of the famous high-tech hotbed. The feigned altruism of high-tech companies is ridiculed in a memorable scene from the first season. The setting of the action is Startup Battlefield – a tech competition where start-ups pitch their ideas to a panel of potential investors. The scene consists of a tightly edited sequence of pitches in which each team claims that their startup will make the world a better place.