Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Silicon Valley billionaires are ‘prepping’ to survive in underground bunkers - Recode

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"One of the more peculiar hobbies popular among the Silicon Valley elite is an obsession with preparing to survive for end times; its adherents are commonly called “preppers.”

It’s the topic of an essay in the New Yorker this week, “Survival of the Richest” by Evan Osnos, which delves into why tech billionaires are particularly attracted to the idea.

According to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, the prepper movement among tech-made billionaires is largely inspired by fear that artificial intelligence will one day displace so many jobs that there will be a revolt against those behind the technology."
Silicon Valley billionaires are ‘prepping’ to survive in underground bunkers - Recode
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