Uncanny Valley - Scale: Pages 216 - 268 Summary & Analysis

Anna Wiener
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Anna wonders about cognitive dissonance among people who work for companies whose software exists only in the cloud. Tech companies have become incredibly powerful and lucrative but their tools do not physically exist and are vulnerable to erasure. Anna's personal psychic burden is: "that I could command a six-figure salary, yet I did not know how to do anything" (218). She and her peers can satisfaction from doing manual tasks and she is drawn to the physical, embodied world that she is so often disconnected from at work. Anna and Patrick discuss the nature of Silicon Valley. Both want it to be more inclusive, significant, serious, and optimistic but Anna suspects they would differ on how that would manifest.

Anna and Ian attend a rave with friends at a farm, but even there, people were talking about startups. The event reminds Anna of...

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