One thing I learned about Silicon Valley is that they have seemingly endless patience when it comes to technological accidents. And they have exactly zero tolerance for outside interference that results in things that look like accidents. Hacking someone else without their prior permission is one of the very few unforgivable sins you can commit in that city. When I visited the city as a teenager, some hacker deployed a virus that broke the smart clothing of everybody within three blocks of the city center. I later heard that Silicon Valley’s tame white hat hackers blew straight through The Great Firewall of China and dropped a living virus on the girl that burned out every electronic item she ever touched for the rest of her life. They really don’t like hackers.