Shervin Pishevar used Twitter as a platform on February 5, 2018, to make some dark predictions. This Twitter storm spanned 21 hours and included 50 separate tweets. He is a super angel investor and philanthropist. He got his start in the Silicon Valley area and helped cofound a venture capital fund that has invested in companies like Doctor On Demand, Munchery, Shyp, and Uber.
One of the most ominous predictions that Shervin Pishevar made is in regard to the influence, and even possible downfall, of what are referred to as the big five unicorns in the United States. These include Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Toward the end of his tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar said that these giant companies have been constructed on monopoly frameworks that will eventually fall. He feels that they should, as this is the way that evolution works. He calls them monopolies because they can buy out small startup businesses and have the influence and power of nation-states.
Shervin Pishevar has some ominous predictions for most US institutions, both financial and governmental. He says that they will soon face a reckoning of irrelevance. The reason why he feels this is the case is because there is a revolution in stateless digital currencies. Now, startups have access to a wide variety of digital currencies. They also have new methods they can use to raise funds for their businesses. As these small startups are able to find unique capital, they have the ability to grow. This is something that will be good for the economy.
The thing that started Shervin Pishevar on his Twitter rant was the dramatic drop in the stock market that recently occurred. He feels that this decline is going to continue. He predicted that it would go down at least 6,000 aggregate points. He feels that all asset classes have been overvalued and that no one should feel safe.
Other topics he touched on include politics, nationalism, bitcoin, and immigration. Shervin Pishevar has accurately predicted other trends in the past. It seems like the point that he was making with this tweet storm is that a new system needs to be built from the ground up.