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" As of 2011, it cost about $5,000 to launch a tech startup. "
" Many people who try to do big bold things in the world find out it's not about the money or the technology: It's about the regulatory hurdles that will try and stop you. "
" Since the age of 6, I've always wanted to go to space. "
" Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways. "
" When hiring, trust your feelings. "
" 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. "
" Super-ambitious goals tend to be unifying and energizing to people; but only if they believe there's a chance of success. "
" Eight billion people will have Internet access by 2020. "
" We know from hard research that educated populations have lower growth rates, are more peaceful, and add to the global economy. "
" 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. "
" Large companies and government agencies have a lot to protect and therefore are not willing to take big risks. A large company taking a risk can threaten its stock price. A government agency taking a risk can threaten congressional investigation. "
" Future companies will be smaller and more nimble. "
" 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. "
" When I think about creating abundance, it's not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it's about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant. "
" In the 1820s, the U.S., Japan, and the U.K. were some of the only countries where the average population received at least two years of formal schooling. "
" As sensors and networks continue to expand around the world, we'll see violence drop even further. After all, when there's a danger that your actions can be caught on tape and shown around the world, you're more responsible for your behavior. "
" What decisions would you make differently today if you knew you would most likely live to be 150? How would you think about your 50s or 60s? How would you evaluate your career arcs or investments or even the area in which you live? "
" In the 1960s, 110 countries had averages of six or more children per family. "
" Because it's cheaper and easier to fly than ever before, air travel is becoming democratized. "
" Your chances of dying a violent death are 1/500th of what they used to be during medieval times. "
" Revealing water in significant quantities on the Moon could truly be a turning point in space exploration. "
" Paul Allen with Microsoft revolutionized the software industry. "
" By 2020 the U.S. will be short 91,000 doctors. There's no way we can educate enough doctors to make up that shortfall, and other countries are far worse off. "
" Government research has to go through peer review. "
" We are living toward incredible times where the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing. "
" Did you know that Kodak actually invented the digital camera that ultimately put it out of business? Kodak had the patents and a head start, but ignored all that. "
" Even a small village in the middle of Africa with a 3D printer will have access to any good it can download. The world of the 'Star Trek' replicator is not far away. "
" Large-scale philanthropy, based in the private - not the public - sector, is a relatively recent historical development. "
" Because it's free, easy to use, and high-quality, photography is now a fixture in our daily lives - something we take for granted. "
" I have the general philosophy of creating the future you want to see. "
" I view risk-aversion as crippling America in many ways. "