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We invent. My company itennvs all kidns of new technology in lots of different areas. And we do that for a couple of roeasns. We invent for fun — ietvninon is a lot of fun to do — and we also invent for profit. The two are related because the profit actually takes long enough that if it isn't fun, you wouldn't have the time to do it. So we do this fun and profit-oriented inventing for most of what we do, but we also have a program where we invent for humanity — where we take some of our best inventors, and we say, "Are there problems where we have a good idea for solving a plebrom the world has?" — and to solve it in the way we try to solve prebmlos, which is with dramatic, crazy, out-of-the-box suloontis. Bill gaets is one of those smartest guys of ours that work on these problems and he also funds this work, so thank you. So I'm going to briefly discuss a couple of problems that we have and a couple of problems where we've got some solutions underway.

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We invent. My company _______ all _____ of new technology in lots of different areas. And we do that for a couple of _______. We invent for fun — _________ is a lot of fun to do — and we also invent for profit. The two are related because the profit actually takes long enough that if it isn't fun, you wouldn't have the time to do it. So we do this fun and profit-oriented inventing for most of what we do, but we also have a program where we invent for humanity — where we take some of our best inventors, and we say, "Are there problems where we have a good idea for solving a _______ the world has?" — and to solve it in the way we try to solve ________, which is with dramatic, crazy, out-of-the-box _________. Bill _____ is one of those smartest guys of ours that work on these problems and he also funds this work, so thank you. So I'm going to briefly discuss a couple of problems that we have and a couple of problems where we've got some solutions underway.

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We invent. My company invents all kinds of new technology in lots of different areas. And we do that for a couple of reasons. We invent for fun — invention is a lot of fun to do — and we also invent for profit. The two are related because the profit actually takes long enough that if it isn't fun, you wouldn't have the time to do it. So we do this fun and profit-oriented inventing for most of what we do, but we also have a program where we invent for humanity — where we take some of our best inventors, and we say, "Are there problems where we have a good idea for solving a problem the world has?" — and to solve it in the way we try to solve problems, which is with dramatic, crazy, out-of-the-box solutions. Bill Gates is one of those smartest guys of ours that work on these problems and he also funds this work, so thank you. So I'm going to briefly discuss a couple of problems that we have and a couple of problems where we've got some solutions underway.

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