"We are truly, wonderfully significant"

Feb 28, 2008 Michael Wurzer

So says Roy Gould, one of the presenters at the TED talks this week, and he proves it with pictures of the universe that brought Robert Scoble to tears and are produced by a new Worldwide Telescope from Microsoft.

If you watched the video now, I trust you were moved. I was. Am. I think what moves me most is that someone (another human) discovered how to expand our vision and Microsoft is enabling that new vision to be shared with the world. Most great innovations come from one or a few minds but sharing them widely is a feat well-done by the large, often faceless corporations we love to hate. This is capitalism shining through, making me feel “truly, wonderfully significant.”