The story of geographical area known as Silicon Valley in 2012 has become a tale of two towns, both different from each other as fool’s gold and a diamond. One is ephemeral, worshiping at the altar of fame, fallow and flimflam. And the other that is quiet, fantastic, fabulous and actually fretting about the future and then going ahead building it. And if one often fills me with remorse, then the other reminds me what I love about this company town.
These two variants of Silicon Valley dropped by yesterday, making it quite interesting, to say the least. If my day started with a rude reminder the life is a trick mirror, filled with mirages and mis-representations. And it ended with a conversation about algorithmic future with Sean Gourley, co-founder of Quid. The chat left me intellectually invigorated and hopeful that there are some who are thinking different.