We recently commemorated the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. If you’re old enough to remember, you probably have a vivid memory of that day. I remember hearing about the planes crashing into the World Trade Center buildings as I was driving to work that fateful day, not believing that such an unthinkable event could happen in our country.
Many innocent people died that day, but unfortunately, that was only the beginning of a long, drawn-out war that has killed thousands and disabled and traumatized so many more. My deepest condolences to all the fallen and prayers for the continuing recovery of those that are still under the shadow of that terrible day and its aftermath.
When those planes crashed into the most iconic buildings of New York City on September 11, 2001, it was at a time when the ascendancy of entrepreneurship and technological advancement was beginning to dominate the world. That unfortunate day pushed religious and political expediency to the forefront - for twenty years.
Here we are in 2021 and the inevitable tide of all that is good is being driven forward once again by the forces of the free market and the inexorable rise of technological advancement. Smart phones, ubiquitous connectivity, social networks and cryptocurrencies have created a platform for freedom to thrive in the 21st century where tyrants will have a much harder time pushing their malicious agendas.
Once again as I join others in commemorating the fallen, I look forward to the future - driven by private enterprise - with hope. Here’s to the success of the free world driven by innovators and entrepreneurs such as the ones supported by Silicon Road.