Zeitgeist: Backlash? You bet.
What exactly will it be that America does when the IT industry is destroyed?
Almost all of our light manufacturing fled this country in the 70s and 80s.
The US is clearly not a dominant manufacturer of automobiles anywhere except in America (and that’s slipping fast).
We don’t have a viable steel or metals Industry any more.
The vast majority of electronics in the world is built (and designed!) overseas
And now, with the implosion of the IT market thanks to a bunch of very clever, self-serving, short-sighted and fatally unpatriotic so-called “American” companies, the last of what could be described as America’s home-grown talents is going away.
He has a great quote from Neal Stephenson’s great book, Snow Crash.
And you know what I always ask: “Who is our economy FOR?” It’s a good question to repeat to others.