Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help society.
Teaching’s hard! You need different skills: positive reinforcement, keeping students from getting bored, commanding their attention in a certain way.
It’s hard to improve public education – that’s clear.
I’ve always been amazed by Da Vinci, because he worked out science on his own. He would work by drawing things and writing down his ideas. Of course, he designed all sorts of flying machines way before you could actually build something like that.
Some people, through luck and skill, end up with a lot of assets. If you’re good at kicking a ball, writing software, investing in stocks, it pays extremely well.
Employers have decided that having the breadth of knowledge that’s associated with a four-year degree is often something they want to see in the people they give that job to.
For a highly motivated learner, it’s not like knowledge is secret and somehow the Internet made it not secret. It just made knowledge easy to find. If you’re a motivated enough learner, books are pretty good.
Connectivity enables transparency for better government, education, and health. – Bill Gates
Common Core is a big win for education. – Bill Gates
Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years. – Bill Gates