Occasionally, an influential person will take to Twitter to give their opinion or make a prediction on a specific subject. However, one Silicon Valley heavyweight recently went on an extreme 21-hour tweetstorm. During this Twitter onslaught, this expert discussed everything from the future price of Bitcoin to the state of America’s infrastructure. That expert, Shervin Pishevar, has set social media on fire with his extreme predictions. Below are some highlights from that incredible tweetstorm.
The Dow Will Crash 6,000 Points
The first prediction that Shervin Pishevar made had to do with the United States stock market. Specifically, he predicted that the Dow Jones Industrial Average would fall 6,000 points. This would mark the biggest crash in the markers since the 2008 financial panic.
Bitcoin Will Drop Hard
Mr. Pishevar then set his sights on the granddaddy cryptocurrency, saying that Bitcoin would have more to fall. In fact, Mr. Pishevar believes that Bitcoin will fall to the $2,000 to $5,000 range before it will stabilize. That level would mark a 75% to 90% discount from the $20,000 high made in late 2017.
Silicon Valley Will No Longer Be Tech’s Mecca
Perhaps one of the most shocking predictions made during the tweetstorm had to do with Silicon Valley. Shervin Pishevar predicts that the center of tech innovation will move away from the Northern California enclave. Specifically, Mr. Pishevar believes that the tech industry will become decentralized as start-ups look to work remotely. The result will be that the next big tech companies may not come from Silicon Valley at all.
United States Infrastructure Will Continue to Fall Behind
Not one to shy away from controversy, Mr. Pishevar said that the state of America’s infrastructure was in dire shape. In one of his tweets, he pointed to the fact that China was able to build an entire train station in 9 hours. Mr. Pishevar attributes America’s lack of progress in building out its infrastructure to short-term thinking. Mr. Pishevar predicts that the United States will continue to fall behind as China continues to innovate their cities and transportation routes.
“In an age when a startup like Brandless can gain serious traction, P&G investors have got to reconsider what it means to be the world’s largest consumer-products company.” cc @brandless @TinaSharkey @idoleffler https://t.co/oz5x4hhqXm
— Shervin Pishevar (@shervin) March 30, 2018
Mr. Pishevar would go on to make many more predictions during his 21-hour tweetstorm. This social media barrage was the first public statements that Mr. Pishevar has made since allegations of misconduct were made public in late 2017. As 2018 continues on, many industry watchers will be anxious to see which one of the Shervin Pishevar tweets will become reality.