Commentary on Shervin Pishevar’s Twitter Storm Last February

There is no questioning the fact that Shervin Pishevar is a man of remarkable knowledge and many diverse interests. This versatility was on display during a recent 21-hour tweetstorm last February, where he talked about topics as diverse as where he sees the US economy going to the current state of America’s infrastructure.

 

Shervin Pishevar paints a very bleak picture of the current state of our country. One of the things he touched upon was the infrastructure of this nation, which he compared to that of China. He noted how our country is full of crumbling roads and faulting bridges, and then mentioned how China actually was able to build a railroad station in less than 9 hours flat.

 

To what does Shervin Pishevar credit our crumbling infrastructure to? One of the things that he noted when he brought this up was that our government is stuck in a rut, where we are only thinking in the short-term. Because of that, we continue to fall behind other countries. During his Twitter diatribe, the noted Uber investor also cited other examples of how our infrastructure is not working as well any longer.

 

Another red flag that Shervin Pishevar noted in regards to our crumbling infrastructure would be that of Silicon Valley in California. He said that the innovation that normally comes from that part of the country is continuing to dry up, and in his opinion it will soon go bust. He said entrepreneurs everywhere are coming up with ideas completely on their own without the help of a Silicon Valley company. He does cite one individual that is going against the grain, however.

 

Shervin Pishevar did see Elon Musk as one individual who is one of the lone bright spots of American innovation and infrastructure. During his Twitter Rampage, he noted how Musk has changed the landscape for the future of space exploration. Although many might think his Twitter speeches were all odd, there is no question America could benefit with more innovation that a complex individual such as Shervin Pishevar would offer.

 

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