Larry Brilliant — American Activist born on May 05, 1944,

Lawrence "Larry" Brilliant is an American physician, epidemiologist, technologist, author, and the former director of Google's philanthropic arm Brilliant, a technology patent holder, has been CEO of two public companies and other venture backed start- ups. From 1973 to 1976, he participated in the successful World Health Organization smallpox eradication program. In April 2009, he was chosen to oversee the "Skoll Global Threats Fund" established by eBay co-founder Jeff Skoll... (wikipedia)

I had been a radical, a left-wing politico, and meeting the Indian people made me realize that the politics of the left and the right were so much less important than the politics of the heart and the spirit.
The point of life is to transcend the smallness of the finite self by identifying with things that last.
If you are constantly making judgments based on superficial affiliations, your world gets to be pretty small.
Global warming is something that happens to all of us, all at once.
Many of the issues we face in dealing with rapid climate change are well suited to an engineering mind.