The Disruptors of Silicon Valley uncovers the reality behind Silicon Valley's glittering promise to build a better world. The tech leaders believe progress is powered by technology tearing up the world as it is — a process they call disruption. We see Uber's lavish offices in San Francisco and hear how the company believes it is improving our cities.

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But in Hyderabad in India, we see the human consequences of Uber's utopian vision — drivers driven to suicide over falling earnings. Riding shotgun in a truck as it drives itself for more than a hundred miles on a highway, questions arise about what the next wave of Silicon Valley's global disruption — the automation of millions of jobs — will mean for all of us, and how this new industrial revolution could lead to social breakdown and the collapse of capitalism.

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JAMIE GRAYSON

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