Over the years, we've seen time after time after time when some region of the world would suddenly declare that it was going to be the "new Silicon Valley." Usually, these places had little to no idea about what actually made Silicon Valley what it is -- and assumed that maybe with a little money and an incubator, suddenly their region would be a tech hotspot as well. Usually, they at least have some clue about what it takes -- they just don't realize all of the components. Sometimes, though, it seems like some people don't even bother to understand at all what it takes to build up a technology industry. For example, two things that clearly don't seem to go together are "military junta" and "Silicon Valley," yet, apparently the military junta in Myanmar believes it can establish its own Silicon Valley, pretty much by declaring it so. Of course, the fact that the country banned Google earlier this month suggests that its local version of Silicon Valley has a long way to go.
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