The world is not flat, and PCs are not, in the hierarchy of human needs, in the first five rungs.
I'm going to retain a lot of Microsoft's stock.
The tool that's most associated with the recent progress against malaria is the long-lasting bed net. Bed nets are a fantastic innovation. But we can do even better. We can invent new ways to control the mosquitoes that carry the malaria parasite.
Polio's pretty special because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it; it's just there as a gift for the rest of time.
I know there's a farmer out there somewhere who never wants a PC and that's fine with me.
Harnessing steam power required many innovations, as William Rosen chronicles in the book 'The Most Powerful Idea in the World.'
Digital reading will completely take over. It's lightweight and it's fantastic for sharing. Over time it will take over.
I have seen firsthand that agricultural science has enormous potential to increase the yields of small farmers and lift them out of hunger and poverty.
If your culture doesn't like geeks, you are in real trouble.