Silicon Valley's tech culture: 'We just want to be alone'

Silicon Valley is still a center for tech innovation, but it's also a home for those who dream of fleeing society and building their own tech-utopias
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Silicon Valley is home to social outcasts, radical libertarians, and nerdy geniuses who just want to be left alone. But their isolationist tendencies go beyond just wanting some space from the rest of the world. They dream of fleeing society completely and building tech-utopias. Seriously. We're not making this stuff up. Signs of such isolationist behavior are rampant, from self-contained campuses to virtual-world PC games to escapist events such as Burning Man. There are even cries for outright secession.

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