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@JoshZumbrun — 11,527 followers, 19,528 tweets

@UpdatedPriors but it's not true, though, right? The technology for the Automat or the Concorde is half century old. In reality, I've got waiters and jumbo jets.
@UpdatedPriors we'll see... I think a lot of SV optimism is pinned on a single faulty assumption: that once technology is capable of something, it will automatically and easily disseminate
This sentence explains entirety of why Silicon Valley doesn't realize US has productivity problem: "From 2006 to 2016, the digital economy grew at an average annual rate of 5.6 percent, outpacing overall U.S. economic growth of 1.5 percent per year." 
@AnnieLowrey I am Item 59 (I know celebrities are different than us but this still seems like a lot of silver watches)
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