Eric Schmidt at Virginia Tech (Video)

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Eric Schmidt at Virginia Tech (2015)

Notes:

  • What ​is ​different, though, is the chance each generation has to take that history and write it larger—­­or, for those of you engineers, to program it better.
  • The fact that we are all connected now is a blessing, not a curse, and you can solve many problems in the world as a result.
  • You are the ones who need to choose to live, not just exist.
  • Be curious: Ask a lot of big questions. And then go out and try to find the answers.
  • Define your life as to what you do for others: What you do is not nearly as important as how you do it.
  • Be persistent: ​When someone says you’re thinking ​too big​… be smart enough not to listen.
  • Life is not lived in the glow of a monitor. Life is not a series of status updates. Life is not about your friend count—­­it’s about the friends you can count ​on​.
  • Engage with the world around you … feel … and taste … and smell … and hug what’s there, right in front of you­­not what’s a click away. Don’t just push a button saying you “Like” something that someone is up to. Go tell them yourself.

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