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Trying to make Internet more accessible for 5 billion yet-to-be-connected people using balloons
Trying to make Internet more accessible for 5 billion yet-to-be-connected people using balloons

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On Larry Page being ambitious and Project Loon:

"When the leader of the Internet balloons project posited that if all went well, Google might be able increase the Internet’s total bandwidth by 5%, Page asked why they couldn’t double or triple the global network’s capacity."

http://fortune.com/2014/11/13/googles-larry-page-the-most-ambitious-ceo-in-the-universe/
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+Larry Page has been named the most ambitious CEO alive.
Who do you think was the most ambitious human ever?
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I am very happy we are finally shipping Android One phones!

These high-quality ~$100 smartphones should bring next billion of Internet users much much faster. And I find the launch video inspiring too.

What do you think?

http://www.dailywireless.org/2014/09/15/budget-android-one-ships/
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Nice drone footage of my hometown - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Real most important things to know! :)
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Soylent

It claims to provide all of the essential nutrients. Plus it definitely saves time and money, and most likely better for the planet. Too good to be true?

What do you think about it? Has anyone tried it already?
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Are you too old? I don't think so.
Unless you are older than 52 of course.

Other interesting examples:
- Henry Ford, founded Ford Motor Company at 40
- Ursula Burns, Xerox; first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company, in junior roles until 32 years old

In tech:
- Jeff Bezos, founded Amazon at 30
- Reid Hoffman, co-founded LinkedIn at 35
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World Citizen Passports

I think Bitcoin already showed that it may be somewhat likely that currency can potentially be handled better by decentralized Internet-type system rather than by governments, especially in some developing countries.

You can certainly argue a lot about currencies, but let's think about passports. Now when you apply for visa to US or European states, for example, they try to estimate likelihood of you staying in the country illegally or committing a crime there. They ask you for proof of sufficient funds, income level, occupation, travel insurance, social and financial ties in your country of residence. You could be an hardworking employee from a developing country (or even country as developed as Turkey) working in Ireland and you still cannot go to Northern Ireland unless you prove a lot of those things. And you can only get a permission to visit for a short period of time. At the same time if you are from one of the whitelisted countries you could be almost anyone, you could be a person unwilling to work in his/her life. 

I think different businesses should compete on providing information about how much you can trust a person or how likely they are to stay in a country. (It is somewhat similar to what Rachel Botsman is talking about in her TED talk. )

Those businesses could be in a sense insurance companies and pay governments a fine in case their virtual citizen would stay illegally. Personally for me it was incredible how much bureaucracy I was facing while traveling to different countries, and I think businesses will be much much faster than governments.

This was just a very quick unedited rant from my side. I will keep thinking deeper on this, but what do you think? How can the system of passports and visas be improved?
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I love my friends in the USA and I like american football too, but I think this is very well deserved.

Good luck to USA tonight! Ronaldo and Pepe need to think more about their behavior :) :) :).
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