The news headlines in ten years

  • New AIDS cases fall to zero
  • US imports its last barrel of oil
  • Israelis and Palestinians celebrate ten years of peaceful coexistence
  • Snows return to Kilimanjaro

– from a talk given by one of eBay’s co-founders, Jeff Skoll, for whom the above speculative headlines help to focus his current activities and collaborations. He tells the story about setting up the film production company, Participant Productions, to serve the public interest. They’ve been doing alright so far, having produced Syriana, Good Night and Good Luck, and An Inconvenient Truth. Personally I’m looking forward to the film, due to be released this year in the US, of the Kite Runner, the novel, about a boy growing up in Afghanistan.


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