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" As lower-cost phones begin to penetrate, they'll become the educator and physician everywhere on the planet. "
" Elon Musk with PayPal revolutionized banking. "
" In 1980, during my sophomore year at MIT, I realized that the school didn't have a student space organization. I made posters for a group I called Students for the Exploration and Development of Space and put them up all over campus. Thirty-five people showed up. It was the first thing I ever organized, and it took off! "
" I collect a lot of data. We all do. "
" Bad news sells because the amygdala is always looking for something to fear. "
" Human exploration is something that's been going on for thousands of years, and the models that worked 500 years ago are likely to work again today. "
" The reason we care so much about what happens to the likes of Lady Gaga is not because her shenanigans will ever impact our lives; rather because our brain doesn't realize there's a difference between rock stars we know about and relatives we know. "
" The challenge is that the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it's a crazy idea. And crazy ideas are very risky to attempt. "
" Online games for data-mining have a short virtual shelf life. People get bored, especially if the game seems stagnant. "
" With sufficient water on the Moon, solar energy can be used to split the water into hydrogen and oxygen. The oxygen is, of course, critical for humans to breathe and the water important for us to drink. "
" Drones photograph, prospect and advertise real estate from golf courses to skyscrapers; they also monitor construction in progress. "
" People need to understand how exponential technologies are impacting the business landscape. They need to do some future-casting and look at how industries are evolving and being transformed. "
" When I was a grad student at MIT, I had a chance to become friends with the Viking Mission's chief scientist, Dr. Gerald Soffen. Viking was the first Mars lander looking for signs of life on Mars. "
" I live in L.A., where every coffee shop is filled with scriptwriters, producers and directors. "
" My personal fascination with the power of the crowd has been growing: Exactly what can a 'crowd' accomplish? We know crowds can raise billions of dollars, create Wikipedia, and even design and build small autonomous drones. But how about something large and complex like designing a new car, and maybe someday even a spaceship? "
" Future companies will be smaller and more nimble. "
" We're now able to 3D print in 200 different materials, from titanium to rubber, plastic, glass, ceramic, leathers, and even chocolate. "
" If you're the CEO of a publicly traded company, you're worried about quarterly returns. "
" Private industry's job is to make money. Private industry's job is to create a huge economic engine. "
" The fact that the Virgin logo was on the side of SpaceShipOne on October 4th, 2004 was fantastic. "
" It's easy to forget that for centuries - for millennia - the 'workforce' was all of us. "
" In most developed countries, the average person receives about 16 years of education. Even in developing countries, the population gets five to eight years of education. "
" Never tolerate a toxic person in your organization. "
" As of the mid-90s, over 50 percent of women have a bachelor's and master's degree, compared to about 35 percent and 30 percent, respectively, in 1920. "
" If anyone has seen success and failure on a global stage, it's my friend Steve Forbes. "
" I get my news from selected Google News and my social feed. "
" Whether it's steamships disrupted by the railroads or railroads disrupted by the airlines, it's typically the large entrenched incumbents that are displaced by innovators. "
" Drones watch for disease and collect real-time data on crop health and yields. "
" Incentive prizes work. "
" The Net is allowing us to turn ourselves into a giant, collective meta-intelligence. And this meta-intelligence continues to grow as more and more people come online. "
" If someone is always to blame, if every time something goes wrong someone has to be punished, people quickly stop taking risks. Without risks, there can't be breakthroughs. "