In Pictures: Silicon Valley's tech culture - 'We ...
In Pictures: Silicon Valley's tech culture - 'We just want to be alone'
From a distance, Silicon Valley may look like a center for technical innovation. But it's more than that. Look closer and you'll find a home for social outcasts, radical libertarians and nerdy geniuses who dream of fleeing society entirely and building their own tech-utopias.
Didn't We See This in a Computer Game?
Among Silicon Valley techies, one of the most popular and time-honored PC games is Sid Meier's Civilization. The goal of the game is – surprise! – to create an empire that stands the test of time. Using exploration, warfare and diplomacy, players decide on how to build a civilization. The latest version, Civilization V: Brave New World, was released earlier this year. There's just no better way to build your virtual utopia.