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‘Silicon Valley’ star Kumail Nanjiani warns ‘tech has the capacity to destroy us’

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Starring in a comedy about tech isn’t always funny, one of HBO’s Silicon Valley stars explained in a cynical Twitter thread Wednesday.

Kumail Nanjiani, who plays software engineer Dinesh in the TV series, shared some thoughts on how tech companies don’t consider the ethical implications of what they’re building. 

He used the fake news saga on Facebook and Twitter as an example of tech companies not owning up to the problems and dangers they are creating.

Nanjiani ends on a pretty pessimitic note, at one point stating, “Tech has the capacity to destroy us.” Read more…

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