On May 28, 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt pushed a button that opened San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, and perhaps for the foreseeable future, California’s Silicon Valley has represented a new era in business, technology and information. The information technology and world-changing businesses based out of California are significant entities and are out for both financial prosperity and long term notoriety. Some of them are there already. Some are on their way. These 10 San Francisco tech companies, though, are the ones that still make it the Digital Emerald City.
I think governments will increasingly be tempted to rely on Silicon Valley to solve problems like obesity or climate change because Silicon Valley runs the information infrastructure through which we consume information. —Evgeny Morozov