Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $3 billion to Cure Diseases

What else is there to say beyond what Priscilla Chan did yesterday on stage:

"We set a goal: can we cure all diseases in our childrens' lifetime? That does't mean that no one will ever get sick. But it does mean that our children and their children should get sick a lot less. And that we should be able to detect and treat or at least manage it as an ongoing condition. Mark and I believe this is possible within our childrens' lifetime."

It's easy to be cynical about the technology sector these days because there's a both a giant spotlight and a giant number of jokers who seek said spotlight. But it's impossible to be cynical about moves like this. 

(Though I'm also positive someone will find a way to be.)


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