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"From the Ted Talk by Nathan Myhrvold: Could this laser zap malaria?"

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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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#### Original Text

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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