Preview – Secrets of Silicon Valley

Silicon valley

The promise of a better world, Jamie Bartlett explores the dark reality of this vow from the Silicon Valley.

Heading to San Francisco he hears how Uber is apparently improving our cities but after visiting the harsh reality that this has for people living in Hyderabad, India, this surely can’t be true.

In search of answers, he gets a warning from an artificial intelligence pioneer who is replacing doctors with software – an economic shock is coming, faster than any of us have realised. Jamie’s journey ends in the remote island hideout of a former Facebook executive who has armed himself with a gun because he fears this new industrial revolution could lead to social breakdown and the collapse of capitalism.

Secrets of Silicon Valley, Sunday, 8 pm – BBC Two

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