Back in March, I wrote something about Silicon Valley’s soft power in the world eroding.

It touched on the disconnect between the growth in users and how users increasingly feel about using some of Silicon Valley’s biggest products. About how companies like Uber and social media giants driving wedges in relationships and causing people to seek therapy are becoming something akin to a new cigarette: Things we can’t stop using, but are increasingly not happy or proud of using.

And how data obsessed companies in the Valley are missing that distinction.

Indeed, there’s even the depressing narrative over how people who are helping build these companies are treated....