一封来自超过140名硅谷高管的公开信:特朗普是创新的灾难!

摘要: 美国总统候选人特朗普正在将硅谷不同层面和领域的科技精英团结在一起。

唐纳德·特朗普

美国总统候选人特朗普正在将硅谷不同层面和领域的科技精英"团结"在一起。

美国时间7月16日,美国总统大选共和党假定候选人唐纳德·特朗普正式宣布选择印第安纳州州长迈克·彭斯为其副总统竞选搭档。然而就在两天前,7月14日,硅谷超过140名科技精英和企业高管在网上发布了一封联名公开信,炮轰特朗普是美国创新的灾难,引起轩然大波。

 “我们在观察了唐纳德·特朗普过去几年的主张后,得出的结论是,他将会是美国创新发展的巨大灾难。”在公开信在开头,这群人就直接表明科技工作者身份以及反对特朗普的立场,“他所反对的观念,包括思想的开放交流、人群自由的流动以及积极地参与外部世界,却对我们经济的十分重要——也是创新和发展的基础。”

公开信中专门提到的关于移民、互联网开放沟通和科技基础设施投资等问题,都属于事关硅谷发展的核心议题。

“40%的《财富》世界500强企业都是由第一代和第二代移民创建的”。然而,特朗普在美国的民族和种族问题形成的刻板成见以及其主张紧缩的移民政策,可能会使硅谷地区的发展受到严重的影响。

在公开信签名表达立场的,主要可以分为三大类。Box, Twilio, Slack, TaskRabbit和Tumblr这样相对年轻的科技公司和创业公司;也有知名的VC和投资者,比如Vinod Khosla, Pierre Omidyar, Shervin Pishevar和Chris Sacca;还有一些科技圈的知名人士,像思科前首席技术官 Padmasree Warrior、苹果公司联合创始人Steve Wozniak和互动集团首席执行官 Barry Diller。

不过,公开信最后也特别注明,信中内容只是个人言论,不代表其所在公司的立场,“加上公司头衔以及所属机构仅仅是为了区分而已”。

针对此次事件,《纽约时报》撰文指出,公开信的发布,表示因为特朗普对美国科技界的态度,使得他们不同层面和领域的人士团结起来了。但是,此封信也缺乏像Apple,Google和Facebook等引人注目的硅谷科技巨头的主要负责人的签名。

今年5月,特朗普对媒体表示,美国的科技行业面临着巨大的泡沫,认为初创企业只是用概念在圈钱。此番言论之后,特朗普招到了美国科技界的大规模反对。

然而,也有外媒表示,纵使硅谷精英说出了千万个讨厌特朗普的原因,但或许还是会将选票投给他。因为目前在硅谷,讨厌特朗普已经成为了一件“政治正确”的事情。但是,只要特朗普愿意给这些科技人士工作签证,以及向这些初创的科技公司示好,他也会受到这些极具影响力的意见领袖支持。

以下是145名硅谷的科技精英和高管发布在Medium(美国“媒介”网站)的公开信原文:

An open letter from technology sector leaders on Donald Trump’s candidacy for President

We are inventors, entrepreneurs, engineers, investors, researchers, and business leaders working in the technology sector. We are proud that American innovation is the envy of the world, a source of widely-shared prosperity, and a hallmark of our global leadership.

We believe in an inclusive country that fosters opportunity, creativity and a level playing field. Donald Trump does not. He campaigns on anger, bigotry, fear of new ideas and new people, and a fundamental belief that America is weak and in decline. We have listened to Donald Trump over the past year and we have concluded: Trump would be a disaster for innovation. His vision stands against the open exchange of ideas, free movement of people, and productive engagement with the outside world that is critical to our economy — and that provide the foundation for innovation and growth.

Let’s start with the human talent that drives innovation forward. We believe that America’s diversity is our strength. Great ideas come from all parts of society, and we should champion that broad-based creative potential. We also believe that progressive immigration policies help us attract and retain some of the brightest minds on earth—scientist, and creators. In fact, 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children. Donald Trump, meanwhile, traffics in ethnic and racial stereotypes, repeatedly insults women, and is openly hostile to immigration. He has promised a wall, mass deportations, and profiling.

We also believe in the free and open exchange of ideas, including over the Internet, as a seed from which innovation springs. Donald Trump proposes “shutting down” parts of the Internet as a security strategy — demonstrating both poor judgment and ignorance about how technology works. His penchant to censor extends to revoking press credentials and threatening to punish media platforms that criticize him.

Finally, we believe that government plays an important role in the technology economy by investing in infrastructure, education and scientific research. Donald Trump articulates few policies beyond erratic and contradictory pronouncements. His reckless disregard for our legal and political institutions threatens to upend what attracts companies to start and scale in America. He risks distorting markets, reducing exports, and slowing job creation.

We stand against Donald Trump’s divisive candidacy and want a candidate who embraces the ideals that built America’s technology industry: freedom of expression, openness to newcomers, equality of opportunity , public investments in research and infrastructure, and respect for the rule of law. We embrace an optimistic vision for a more inclusive country, where American innovation continues to fuel opportunity, prosperity and leadership.

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  • 钛pcXxTr 钛pcXxTr 2016-07-19 11:59 via pc

    如果计较创新所引发的泡沫,那么他就不配做美国人,不配面对五月花号为探索而付出的先辈,不配做前无古人的《独立宣言》编撰者的继承人。

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  • 江上轻风2010 江上轻风2010 2016-07-18 13:02 via weibo

    特朗普是美国的希望,这帮人绝对拿了人民币,否则不会如此诋毁特朗普。

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  • 维多利在窗边 维多利在窗边 2016-07-18 12:44 via weibo

    希拉里肯定高兴死有个这样的对手。第一任女总统,太诱人了。

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  • 威士忌加猫 威士忌加猫 2016-07-18 12:11 via weibo

    哈哈

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  • 王君超 王君超 2016-07-18 12:08 via weibo

    这个理由看似奇葩,攸关创新创业,这可是新时代 美国精神 的体现

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  • 大炮犹存 大炮犹存 2016-07-18 12:07 via weibo

    美国人民不怕秋后算账?

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  • 苍蝇屠宰场 苍蝇屠宰场 2016-07-18 11:22 via pc

    一小撮不明真相的群众被煽动。

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