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TRUMP VS. SILICON VALLEY

The U.S. is on the brink of war as new tech guts the old manufacturing base

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AUTOMATED RESPONSE : The call to “make America great again” is a battle cry against tech innovations that are upending traditional businesses and eliminating jobs.
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WE’VE GOT TWO Americas now: Atoms America and Bits America. People used to worry about a digital divide. Well, that’s now looking more like the border between North Korea and South Korea—tense and bristling with pointed missiles, one nervous misunderstanding away from mayhem. This new dynamic is evident in everything from the transgender bathroom laws in the South to proposals from Silicon Valley to institute basic income for all the people technology is going to throw out of work. And while we’re at it, let’s include the 2016 presidential election, which is really all about Atoms vs. Bits.

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