Silicon Valley: Tethics
November 26, 2019 8:17 AM - Season 6, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Richard fumes at Gavin’s new ethical stance while Dinesh’s trip to Hawaii turns into a nightmare.
posted by adrianhon (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Gavin's turn into an ethical leader was way too real for me. There's nothing more infuriating than seeing those (let's face it, mostly white dudes) who've benefitted handsomely from their work in the tech industry magically become enlightened leaders of anti-tech movements, conveniently ignoring everyone else who's been working on the same problem for years (cough Tristan Harris cough).

- It's hard to watch Richard screw things up once again by telling Gavin about his plan seconds before he executes it, but I guess he'll never learn ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'd be more annoyed if the show weren't ending soon. Speaking of which...

- Only two episodes left?! Hard to see how they wrap everything up.
posted by adrianhon at 8:21 AM on November 26, 2019 [6 favorites]

So many tech companies signing a voluntary “best effort” pledge with no real requirements or enforcement was pretty damned accurate as well. You see a lot of these voluntary pledges that are ultimately meaningless when compared to any sort of actual regulatory compliance, likely in an attempt to keep said regulatory compliance at a distance.
posted by MysticMCJ at 3:12 PM on November 26, 2019 [5 favorites]

I don't know, I'm not feeling this season. It feels like the show overstayed its welcome. I'm also very curious how they will wrap things up. I'm guessing it's gonna be some form of reset; either everything falls apart and and in the final scene Richard starts a new company with the gang, or they get acquired by FAANG and stare at their dead-end corporate jobs and then probably quit and start another company, so really, the same ending.
posted by KTamas at 5:13 AM on November 27, 2019 [3 favorites]

Yeah, I don't see how the show is going to be able to wrap anything up in two more episodes. Seems like it's just going to be "Oh, hey, turns out the whole tech world is just genius idiots who are rich on paper one day and then broke the next, whaddaya gonna do." Mike Judge can't write an ending to save his life.
posted by Etrigan at 5:50 AM on November 27, 2019

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