When it comes to technology, Shenzhen may well be the most fascinating city in the world.
It makes the majority of our electronics. It clones the best technology Silicon Valley has to offer with ease.
And, these days, Shenzhen buzzes with new ideas and an unrivaled energy that ensure it will play a major role in shaping our collective futures. In this episode of Hello World, journalist Ashlee Vance heads to the spectacle that is Shenzhen to experience it firsthand. The results are equal parts inspiring and disconcerting as tech-fueled entrepreneurs try to navigate an authoritarian regime. #BloombergHelloWorld ——– Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_…
WIRED: Shenzen The Sillicon Valley of Hardware
We examine the unique manufacturing ecosystem that has emerged, gaining access to the world’s leading hardware-prototyping culture whilst challenging misconceptions from the west. The film looks at how the evolution of “Shanzhai” – or copycat manufacturing – has transformed traditional models of business, distribution and innovation, and asks what the rest of the world can learn from this so-called “Silicon Valley of hardware”.
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