The End Of Silicon Valley?

January 4, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Alyson Shontell believes that in just 50 years Silicon Valley – the home of companies such as Facebook – could soon disappear. What could cause such a calamity? The bursting of another tech bubble? The unsustainability of a business model driven by advertisement revenue alone? Patent wars? Nope. It’s all about the environment:

  • Much of California’s coastline is threatened by rising sea levels.
  • Silicon Valley, in particular, is 3-10 feet below sea level, meaning that flood waters could overtake the entire area.
  • Perhaps this is why tech companies have had such a focus on saving the environment – they’re desperately trying to save their offices.
  • Luckily the companies at risk have the cash to build improved levees to ward off the disaster in the making…for now.

Read more about future water level projections, the population of Silicon Valley, and other tech companies that might be affected over here.

Source: Business Insider