And you know, if we’re going to get this country out of it’s current energy situation, we can’t just conserve our way out, we can’t just drill our way out, we can’t bomb our way out, we’re going to do it the old-fashion American way. We’re going to innovate our way out, working together.
TED Talk: MythBusters’ Adam Savage on how simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries.
"Most people think of science as a closed, black box, and in fact it is an open field. And we are all explorers. The people who made these discoveries just thought a little bit harder about what they were looking at, and were a little more curious. And their curiosity changed the way people looked at the world, and thus changed the world. They changed the world, and so can you.
And here’s what I would say to all the young people out there, you got a whole internet generation out there that’s listening to what I have to say and this makes common sense to them. They grew up empowered, Diane, with the idea that they should be able to create their own information, share it online with millions of people around the world. What they need to do now is engage themselves in the political life of the country and say, we now want to take this internet consciousness and we now wanna create our own energy, make it green, share it across commons, across the United States, create a sustainable society in the 21st century.
[T]he great exceptionalism of America is that, which we don’t talk about too much, is that we’re the only democratic economy in the world where elections are actually financed by special interest.