Palantir files for IPO; CEO Alex Karp slams Silicon Valley engineering elite


According to him, the Silicon Valley engineering elite may be expert in building software but doesn’t have a clue about what the society or justice requires.

He wrote, “Our society has effectively outsourced the building of software that makes our world possible to a small group of engineers in an isolated corner of the country. The question is whether we also want to outsource the adjudication of some of the most consequential moral and philosophical questions of our time.

The engineering elite of Silicon Valley may know more than most about building software. But they do not know more about how society should be organized or what justice requires.

Our company was founded in Silicon Valley. But we seem to share fewer and fewer of the technology sector’s values and commitments.”

Last week, Palantir decided to transfer its headquarters from Palo Alto, California to Denver, Colorado.


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