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The Secret History of Silicon Valley

When Palantir Technologies was founded, we thought we were doing something particularly unique for Silicon Valley—embarking on a labor of love, solving hard technical problems, supporting the national security of our nation. It turns out that we are actually standing on the shoulders of heroes—of giants so prolific that they are the ones that not only bootstrapped significant innovation for the Intelligence Community, saved many lives, turned the tides of WWII and the Cold War, invented stealth and modern ELINT, but also they were the fathers of Silicon Valley. It is a distinguished lineage starting with Professor Fredrick Terman, followed by Bill Perry, and many others subsequently.

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