Our Promised Land: Silicon Valley and Its Prophets of Profit

 

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Even before the advent of Google, America has always been a land of searchers.

As a country, we usually think of technology and religion as opposing forces—one connected with our ancient past, the other with our boundless future.

Yet in recent years, Silicon Valley has developed a secular theology that can only be described as millennial millenarianism—this generation’s conviction that it uniquely prepares the way for a fundamental transformation, a belief that is itself a recurring theme in human history.

Our technological millenarianism has seeped into the national discourse. We are at the dawn of a " Read more...

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