Shervin Pishevar Makes Bold Predictions in His 21 Hour Tweet Storm

Shervin Pishevar went on a Tweet storm that lasted 21 hours on February 5, 2018. Shervin Pishevar touched on and made predictions of topics from Bitcoin, Silicon Valley, SpaceX, and the stifling of United States based startups.

Shervin Pishevar began his stream of tweets with the bold prediction that the markets would drop 6,000 points in the months ahead. He predicted “financial storms” as there would be volatility in the bond market that would create instability in other markets as well. Shervin Pishevar also addressed the future of Bitcoin and gold, as he tweeted that gold would rise in response to recent economic instability and that Bitcoin would continue to crash and then stabilize at the $2-5k range. Pishevar predicted that after the initial stabilization, Bitcoin would continue to rise at a slow and steady pace.

Shervin Pishevar then went on to address his thoughts on the decline of Silicon Valley. He tweeted that Silicon Valley, while still a physical place, has transcended into a greater idea in technology. Pishevar went on to say that “entrepreneurship is a movement” and described it as “borderless”, meaning that innovation is no longer considered to be confined to California or the United States as before. Pishevar warned that the United States was falling behind to countries such as China in its infrastructure growth. He accused the United States government and companies to be “trapped in short-term thinking”. The only exception Shervin Pishevar gave to this thought was the SpaceX program, which he believes will flourish when executed.

Finally, Pishevar’s Tweet storm concluded with his thoughts on the stronghold that the tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook have on economic development. Pishevar hypothesized the monopoly that these companies have created have suffocated the development of any future United States based startups.

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Lawrence Bender has Produced Classic Films with Tarantino

A person could make a good argument by saying that Lawrence Bender is one of the greatest contributors to American film. He has worked as a producer on many of America’s classic movies, including nearly every Quentin Tarantino film. He has worked on Good Will Hunting and frequently produces documentaries. One of the documentaries made possible by Mr. Bender was An Inconvenient Truth.

Lawrence Bender was born in 1967 and has been in the film industry since 1987.

Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs was Quentin Tarantino’s first films, but it was also Lawrence Bender’s first popular film. This film stars many of Tarantino’s regular actors like Tim Roth and Harvey Keitel. It also features Steve Buscemi and Lawrence Tierney.

Reservoir Dogs is considered a class film by millions of individuals, even being called the greatest independent film of all time by Empire Magazine.

This film is about a heist gone wrong. Eight men, who only know each other by a color designated by their employer, experience a diamond heist gone wrong. Several members of the team are killed directly after the heist, and the death of an undercover police officer who infiltrated the team is one of the most memorable scenes of all time.

The film concludes with a Mexican stand-off between the remaining members of the diamond heist as they argue over how the police knew about the heist.

Kill Bill

Kill Bill is another collaboration between Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino. This movie was released in 2003 and stars Uma Thurman, one of Tarantino’s frequently used actresses.

This movie begins with a young woman in a wedding gown getting shot in the head. This is the main protagonist of the film. She somehow survives the point plank gunshot. She wakes up in a hospital, realizes her pregnancy is over and the baby is dead, and goes on a killing spree for revenge.

The movie is broken up into two parts and they also star Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, and David Carradine.

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