Silicon Valley is a known mecca for technology development. This unique bubble of early adopters and entrepreneurs is filled with self-driving cars, security R2-D2-looking bots and virtual reality experiments on every corner.
The area, once filled with not much else but fruit trees, was named originally in honor of its growing computer-chip manufacturing companies in the 1970s.
Fun fact: Silicon is a chemical element used in semiconductors, which make up electronic devices. Although it makes up over a quarter of Earth’s crust, it cannot be found free in nature. Instead, it’s produced by heating silica and carbon.