Isn’t it a little unfair? After all, Bay Area techies are very aware that the rest of the world matters.
That is why they have “41 stamps in their passport” but never leave their bubble. They fly all over the world, spewing gas, but consider themselves environmentally conscious. They speak but one language, are unaware of the murals in the Mission district a block from their apartment, go to Oakland First Fridays but never to Oakland, never to the Central Valley, they imagine that the “US economy is great” because Palo Alto subsidizes housing at a quarter of a million USD p.a., think of themselves as socially conscious because, you know, “TED talks” and are “one with the universe” in isolation in their yoga class.