I feel sorry for Peter Thiel. Did he really want flying cars? Flying cars are not a very efficient way to move things from one point to another. On the other hand, 20 years ago we had the idea that information could become available at your fingertips. We got that done. Now everyone takes it for granted that you can look up movie reviews, track locations, and order stuff online. I wish there was a way we could take it away from people for a day so they could remember what it was like without it
Bill Gates in a recent Wired interview with Steven Levy
As many of my colleagues will attest, I’ve been so frustrated by that Peter Thiel quote. Happy to see Billg taking it on.