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About 9 weeks ago Sochi -- worth the trip.

The Olympians really are the best athletes in the world .. I imagine people working for a decade for a ninety second jump, or a goal that determines everything.

The ski jumpers who fly almost 400 feet in a near drop perfectly level with the ground
The ice skaters where the synchronous twizzle is perfectly symmetric and faster than the eye can see
The perfect accuracy of the curlers, whose culture requires congratulations to their opponents and no audience clapping.. chess, as they say, on ice

They just took my breath away.

While there is ample press about the scale, security and the delays and costs of these games, it has been flawless where it actually matters.. the sport itself. The IOC raises and spends a tremendous amount of money to sponsor the country organizations, and they are a force for good, and good will we should all endorse.

Security here is tight but not overly oppressive; with automated checkpoints with s
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About 8 weeks ago Today, I’m proud to announce that I’m giving $1 million to establish the New Digital Age Grants, for organizations around the world that are using technology to solve pressing human problems. During our travels for The New Digital Age, Jared and I became absolutely convinced of the power of technology to address these challenges—and inspired by the people who are doing this work. I hope the grants will help these innovators make more of an impact.
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About 10 weeks ago Numbers are always interesting:

http://www.businessinsider.com/if-the-world-were-only-100-people-2014-2

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About 10 weeks ago Photo shoot with Jonathan Rosenberg
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About 1 week ago Fascinating article on why science and analytical thinking are not working in our politics.

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/6/5556462/brain-dead-how-politics-makes-us-stupid

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About 9 weeks ago The only thing better than being in Sochi is perhaps watching it on a new prototype "8K" monitor.. a research project from NHK Japan for a television that is 16 times greater resolution than normal HD television.  Combined with 22 channel sound, the pictures so lifelike it is finally really like being there.  I'll settle for some content in 4K we can watch in the US.

The media center is in immense buildings to later be converted to a huge shopping mall.  Built in the original style of the Gum department stores (twenty years ago, they were full of people with nothing to sell), a reasonable guess is these will be empty of people when finished.  NBC worked valiantly to set up their 2000 person broadcast center there amidst leaky roofs and uncertain customs deliveries.  The Olympics are clearly the most challenging of all live sports events, just in video and content alone.  The images you see are eventually sent to you over a global 10 gigabit fiber optic network.. very cool.

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About 11 weeks ago Speeding Through Davos

The World Economic Forum (collectively known as Davos) has its annual meeting in two conjoined towns that together are the highest town in Europe. Davos came to prominence as a sanitarium (not for mental patients) for its dry sunny weather, and is the setting for Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain.  Sometimes it feels a bit more like London and New York combined, when we all arrive.  The conference is always a bit pessimistic, fitting the mood of many of the European elites, but in a short time you can get a sense of what is on the mind of the leadership, or at least the elites mostly of Europe:

Syria is getting worse, and China/Japan not far behind:

The humanitarian crisis of Syria is the worlds worst today, with estimates of 9 million people displaced (1/4 of Lebanon population, huge inflows to Turkey) and a civil war with no end in sight.  Syria appears on its way to being like Afghanistan, with her neighbors engaged in proxy wars.  The difference between A
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About 1 day ago Now #throughglass: rhino protection through the eyes of the World Wildlife Fund in Nepal. Happy #EarthDay and thanks for your important work.

For more on how Glass can help nonprofits—and info on how you can apply!—visit: g.co/givingthroughglass

http://youtu.be/0-jnefZuOhA



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About 12 weeks ago From my friends Erik, Andrew and James

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/erik-brynjolfsson/ready-for-second-machine-age_b_4676961.html

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About 5 weeks ago We are at risk of pushing our climate system toward abrupt, unpredictable, and potentially irreversible changes http://whatweknow.aaas.org