Yay for self-congratulatory navel staring
Silly valley is called that for a reason. It's sort-of a software Akihabara. Always something new, always something the in-crowd can get excited over. Occasionally something that grows stupendously big. And of course the myriad failures for every success, but outsiders don't get to see the details there.
You know what I miss from the place? Things that integrate tech advances seamlessly and robustly into everyday life. For example, what about ubiquitous and anonymous financial services? Well, for one: Anonymity even as part of protection of speech aren't things that interest the twenty-something desperately hopefuls there. It's about being seen, getting big quickly, getting bought out, doing it all over again for the sheer thrill of working twenty hour days. It's about being the bleeding edge, not about bringing the future home to people.
As such, it's full of sound and fury. I bet you can keep it up for a while yet, why yes you probably could. But it somehow fails to instill me with your import. So sorry.