…o more people than ever before to make products, train students, or put new knowledge in the world. The collision of these complex problems with widely attainable tools is our great opportunity. It’s like when two pieces of the Earth’s crust collide and form a new mountain range.
I hid my cowardice behind a screen of “free speech!” I didn’t realize that hate speech, when left unchecked, only serves to imprison valuable and diverse voices that need to be heard. I was blinded by libertarian ideals because it was the libertarian ideals of Silicon Valley that allowed someone as mediocre as me to rise as high as I did. I now realize that if marginalized voices aren’t free, no voices are. I wish I’d read Baldwin instead of Rand. I renounce Ayn Rand as a farce.