Shervin Pishevar has become an overnight Twitter mogul by using the platform to share with his followers what he thinks is and will affect the country in the next few decades. In his 21-hour Twitter rant, the Sharper Capital seemed to be oozing in wisdom and controversy by highlighting some of the issues that will befall the country while at the same time criticizing some of the policies about which the current administration seems to be so enthusiastic. One of the primary issues the Uber investor expanded about is the changing face of the Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley has been the hub of many inventions that have rocked the world over the past decade. However, Shervin Pishevar believes that the California based model has been replicated in other parts of the world and has since become the ‘world way.’ This creates controversy among many Americans who are trying to interpret his tweet as a warning to the rising talents in different parts of the world. America is no longer the champion of innovation, but a country like any other where goods innovated and manufactured in other countries should be accepted.
Shervin Pishevar drives a hard point to the political class when he states that the current administration is trying to build physical walls to enclose the talent, which has already gone out of America to other parts of the world. Therefore, instituting physical barriers does not protect the skill from being exploited by foreigners, but they are preventing abilities from entering the United States to continue rebuilding the Silicon Valley. However, this point seemed to be directed towards radical immigration policies that are being used by the government.
Many Americans have taken this with a pinch of salt because Shervin Pishevar himself is an immigrant. However, his point should not be ignored as he has touched on one of the critical aspect that seems to be lifting the economy of the other countries while United States economy remains constant or on a decline. Innovations are global, and the United States should open boundaries to welcome inventions and talents rather than blocking them out.