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Silicon Valley problem: Public Mood

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Literature Review: Public Mood problem for Silicon Valley

This “Ten Problems for Silicon Valley in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. solutionism,
  2. monopolies,
  3. diversity,
  4. outsiders,
  5. gig economy,
  6. misuse,
  7. narrowness,
  8. obsolescence,
  9. manipulation,
  10. public mood.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.


10 Public Mood

THE PROBLEM — One specific feature of Silicon Valley affecting the public mood is the capacity to digitize activities that require significant human input and effort. A one-way communication from institutions to the publics is pursued, and for any idea to qualify as an imaginary, the acceptance of the broader society is the key.

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CONCLUSIONS — There are multiple overlapping enablers and evolving public sentiment towards the use of automation technologies. Politicized social imaginaries are not employed for cognitive interpretation of technological concepts, but used to drive partisan political narratives. Today, privacy is usually regarded as self-drawing boundary between public and private, which suggest a sense of autonomy. An unequal relationship has been established between the digital companies and their users through business practice. The success or failure of regulations depends on the ability of actors to mobilize broad coalition, and narratives affect the composition of these coalitions. Different types of institutional agency, respectively targeting legitimation, anchoring and enabling of new paths can be identified. Attitude, which is strongly influenced by perceived usefulness, is the major key determinant affecting potential users’ behavioral intention to adopt Augmented Reality Contact Lenses. The extent to which a community understands and supports the use of drones to transport health products plays a critical role in the success or failure. It is the governmental bodies and institutions who trigger the hatred and profound mistrust underpinning the populist schemes. The governance of engagement processes and practices is an implicit yet often overlooked component of the governance of responsible science. New Songdo City in South Korea, is one of the first smart cities in the world that is technically run by codes and data.

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Silicon Valley Problems
“Ten Problems for Silicon Valley in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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