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‘Uncanny Valley’: Anna Wiener on her story from Silicon Valley

Eliza Mills May 20, 2016
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A view of San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies victorian houses on February 18, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

‘Uncanny Valley’: Anna Wiener on her story from Silicon Valley

Eliza Mills May 20, 2016
A view of San Francisco's famed Painted Ladies victorian houses on February 18, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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On Marketplace Weekend, there’s a lot of talk about technology — what companies are doing and making, how tech is influencing the economy and how it affects all of us. But what we don’t hear a lot of is what it feels like to live and work in the Silicon Valley bubble.

What’s it like to put in 16 hour days at a startup? To struggle to distinguish yourself, to find your place in a culture where everything can be bought and sold? 

It’s something Anna Wiener wrote about in the spring issue of n+1 in her piece “Uncanny Valley.”

Wiener joined Marketplace Weekend from San Francisco to read from her piece and to talk more about finding her own place in the world of tech. 

To listen to the reading and the interview, tune in using the player above. 

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