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" Africa is on the rise. "
" The truth of Moore's law has made remarkable things possible. On the software side, I think natural user interfaces in all their forms are equally significant. "
" Steve Jobs' ability to focus in on a few things that count, get people who get user interface right, and market things as revolutionary are amazing things. "
" In almost every area of human endeavor, the practice improves over time. That hasn't been the case for teaching. "
" Two out of every five people on Earth today owe their lives to the higher crop outputs that fertilizer has made possible. "
" My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Collider, and we've had a chance to see a lot of interesting stuff. "
" Oh, I think there are a lot of people who would be buying and selling online today that go up there and they get the information, but then when it comes time to type in their credit card they think twice because they're not sure about how that might get out and what that might mean for them. "
" My wife thinks she's better than me at puzzles. I haven't given in on that one yet. "
" When I was in my 40s, Microsoft was my primary activity. "
" There's 20 companies that I have investments in - some batteries, some solar-thermal, one big nuclear thing. We need hundreds and hundreds of companies like that, so that in a 20-year time frame we really are starting to change the energy infrastructure. "
" There are websites that any government wants to block. The truth about the Internet is that it's extremely hard to block anything - extremely hard. You'll never get perfect blocking. "
" Harnessing steam power required many innovations, as William Rosen chronicles in the book 'The Most Powerful Idea in the World.' "
" Unfortunately, the highly curious student is a small percentage of the kids. "
" The bulk of the universities are about teaching kids. "
" In the long run, your human capital is your main base of competition. Your leading indicator of where you're going to be 20 years from now is how well you're doing in your education system. "
" When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen. "
" The part of uranium that's fissile - when you hit it with a neutron, it splits in two - is about 0.7%. The reactors we have today are burning that 0.7%. "
" Really advanced civilization is based on advances in energy. "
" Well-spent aid money is saving lives for a few thousand dollars per life saved. "
" In the old generation, if one kid bought a PlayStation 2 and the other kid bought an Xbox, at his house you played PlayStation, at your house you played Xbox. Now that it's online, all those early buyers who... you want to play with, they've got their reputation online of who they are and how good they are at these games. "
" Employers have decided that having the breadth of knowledge that's associated with a four-year degree is often something they want to see in the people they give that job to. "
" Legacy is a stupid thing! I don't want a legacy. "
" Even with cameras being very cheap, one thing that researchers noticed was that you look really bad in a videoconference image because the lighting is bad and you get shadows and things. "
" This social-networking thing takes you to crazy places. "
" I have a particular relationship with Vinod Khosla because he's got a lot of very interesting science-based energy startups. "
" I'm an investor in a number of biotech companies, partly because of my incredible enthusiasm for the great innovations they will bring. "
" Common Core is a big win for education. "
" Considering their impact, you might expect mosquitoes to get more attention than they do. Sharks kill fewer than a dozen people every year, and in the U.S. they get a week dedicated to them on TV every year. "
" There's no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying, 'The government's corrupt,' and not having the intelligence service see your face. In the digital world, that can be done. "
" Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position. "
" China and the U.S. need each other very badly. Yes, we should argue about some things, but it's not an 'us versus them,' it's an 'us and them' type scenario. "