The most important word in the technology industry is âinnovation.â It is also the most dangerous.
Silicon Valley companies lobby for relief from government regulation and tax so they may innovate profitably. Privacy intrusions by social media or online advertising are seen as a cost of innovating, and a way to learn how these powerful new tools will fit in our lives.
It is not just that âinnovationâ is a word worn smooth from overuse. We treat innovation like an impersonal force,