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" Your chances of dying a violent death are 1/500th of what they used to be during medieval times. "
" Companies have too many experts who block innovation. True innovation really comes from perpendicular thinking. "
" Visual artists use drones to capture beautiful new images and camera angles. "
" If you look back 600 years ago, royals' sole goal was to keep their wealth within the family. "
" It's now possible to have your body 3D-imaged from head to toe at a sub-millimeter accuracy, showing every ripple of muscle or cellulite, to allow the perfect-fitting jeans or shoes. "
" When hiring, trust your feelings. "
" The goal of my work is to help assure that we can create a world of abundance in which we meet the basic needs of every man, woman and child. "
" I think the folks who go after grand challenges are impatient. "
" 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? "
" Incentive prizes work. "
" One thing that humans still do better than computers is recognize images. "
" You might hear people decry the loss of privacy in today's world, but radical transparency is dramatically reducing violence everywhere. Most violent things happen in the dark when no one's watching, whether it's an oppressive dictator or someone causing violence in the inner city. "
" 3D printing has digitized the entire manufacturing process. "
" All over the world, we're seeing access to food, clean water, education and healthcare improve; as a result, global innovation is rising as well. "
" WhatsApp is both disrupting and demonetizing the entire wireless industry, and now the Facebook acquisition provides the infrastructure needed for WhatsApp to begin offering voice calls. So instead of people paying on average $80 per month, users only have to pay $0.99 per year for the same services. Wireless carriers, beware. "
" We're now able to 3D print in 200 different materials, from titanium to rubber, plastic, glass, ceramic, leathers, and even chocolate. "
" 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. "
" In 1820, the average lifespan was just 26 years. Twenty-six years! "
" True disruption means threatening your existing product line and your past investments. Breakthrough products disrupt current lines of businesses. "
" By 2030, just a small percentage of the global population will live in poverty. "
" Never before in history has the global marketplace touched so many consumers and provided access to so many producers. "
" I was seeing a lot of entrepreneurs who were effectively working on the next photo-sharing app. I wanted to inspire them to go much bigger, bolder and more significant than that. "
" If the idea is really new and unique and big, other people will all think it is bad and is going to fail. "
" If the government regulates against use of drones or stem cells or artificial intelligence, all that means is that the work and the research leave the borders of that country and go someplace else. "
" We are living toward incredible times where the only constant is change, and the rate of change is increasing. "
" Eight billion people will have Internet access by 2020. "
" Many entrepreneurs that made their fortunes by founding successful technology companies want to give back and solve the world's biggest problems on a grand scale. There is tremendous opportunity in this approach. "
" The fact is that data are worth a lot of money. "
" From a scientific point of view, we now know that the water is interlaced with the lunar soil in many locations, perhaps as remnants of comet collisions with the lunar surface. "
Point Of View
" An exponential growth is a simple doubling. One becomes two becomes four. "
" The U.S. government doesn't build your computers, nor do you fly aboard a U.S. government owned and operated airline. Private industry routinely takes technologies pioneered by the government and turns them into cheap, reliable and robust industries. This has happened in aviation, air mail, computers, and the Internet. "