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Friday, March 9, 2012

Israeli President Shimon Peres visits Google





I'm very honored to have had the chance to meet Israeli President Shimon Peres during his visit to Google yesterday, hosted by Sergey Brin. 

More details about the visit and the demos that were shown to him:
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000731608

About ten years ago I heard President Peres speak about the importance of science, technology, and education. He then gave the audience a primer on nano-technology and how it can change the world. I was amazed at his knowledge and passion, back then when he was almost 80 years old. 

Today, at 88, he is still going strong. He asked very detailed questions about the technologies that we demoed to him. President Peres also talked about the potential of brain research and biological computation, and the importance of investing in these fields (he touched on this in his recent public speeches as well). It was inspirational and uplifting!



Photo credit: Christophe Wu (Google)
Photo credit: Christophe Wu (Google)

3 comments:

Kelley Scott said...

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William Braylen said...
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William Braylen said...

On the off chance that it was dependent upon me, a recently conceived political gathering would have been established starting today. Not tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. The way I see it, ample opportunity has already past the white collar class get their own particular gathering simply like each other gathering of the Israeli open, for example, the Orthodox and Conservative Jews and the Arab minorities. Why ought to those of us that bear on their shoulders the vast majority of the National weight do not have a reasonable and square political representation? Shimon of Israel

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