The stunning success of the Chinese government in constructing a new train station in just nine hours formed the centerpiece of a Twitter storm by the angel investor Shervin Pishevar. The 21-hour Twitter outburst of the former leader of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop technology comes at a time when the infrastructure of the nation is obviously weighing heavily on the mind of Pishevar as he looked to explain his own belief in the work which should be done to bring new technologies to fruition.
Happy Independence Day. America is a young and great nation. Our potential is still unborn. Patriots will endeavor to love their nation through the good and bad and draw us towards the better angels of our nature.
— Shervin Pishevar (@shervin) July 5, 2018
Among the issues raised by Shervin Pishevar was his belief that ignoring the problems with U.S. infrastructure were causing major problems leading to the nation falling behind rival nations such as China who are using technology in more efficient ways. Pishevar believes the fact the introduction of new technologies is often met with suspicion and unhappiness by key players in the U.S. economy has resulted in a mistrust spreading across the financial markets. Pointing to the derision faced by SpaceX and Hyperloop, Shervin Pishevar stated the Chinese government recently constructed a train station in just nine hours while the U.S. projects sit bogged down by permits and plans for months before the slow phase of construction begins.
Using 1,500 workers to complete the construction project, the Chinese train station project was used to highlight how the U.S. economy is being left behind by nations who are not limited by the traditional views of how a project should be completed. Hyperloop and SpaceX were the results of the work of a small team of dedicated experts and workers, in the view of Shervin Pishevar who believes these are the projects destined to inspire the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs.
Finally, the attention of the early Uber investor turned to the problems facing the U.S. markets with a bleak picture painted by the founder of Sherpa Capital. A 6,000-point fall in the stock markets would signal a change in the position of the U.S. weakened by the huge amount of power the government allows the five largest technology companies in the U.S.