It's not that I'm a Luddite and don't like technology; I've just never been interested. When I moved to L.A. in 1997, nobody really had cell phones, and I just never went down that path. And I'm in a slightly unique position because when I'm working - and I've been working pretty much continuously for the last 10 years - I'm never more than five feet from somebody who has a phone.

A lot of the things people amuse themselves with really are just toys for grown-ups, and it eats your time and pulls your concentration.

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By: Christopher Nolan

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Director Christopher Nolan (who's been at the helm of some of most technologically advanced films of his generation) talking about the reason he doesn't have an email address or a cell phone.

I ask you to think about how all these devices can bridge the remaining divides in the world. We don't have all the time in the world to do something serious about climate change. I think we can do it and make it good economics.

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By: Bill Clinton

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Former President Bill Clinton at the end of a Samsung CES keynote focusing on mobile devices and advanced components, that also extending to the Samsung Hope for Children effort. TheFoundation educates children in the developing world and partners with the Bill Clinton Foundation. Clinton was appearing at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, where he gave a 20-minute speech in Las Vegas at the Venetian Conference Center.

The messy real world still requires more than virtual interconnections to do political protests.

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By: Bill Clinton

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Former President Bill Clinton noting how social media helped topple oligarchies during the Arab Spring. At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, said during his 20-minute speech in Las Vegas at the Venetian Conference Center.

And it is an example of the kind of divisions that threaten the modern world. Is our diversity going to be a source of division or strength? Will we look at each other as adversaries or opportunities? In this too, the virtual world offers us an opportunity to come together and have an honest conversation.

Former President Bill Clinton speaking about technology at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, said during his 20-minute speech in Las Vegas at the Venetian Conference Center.

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The world has huge challenges which I think technology can help to overcome, that are not economic.

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By: Bill Clinton

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Former President Bill Clinton at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show, said during his 20-minute speech in Las Vegas at the Venetian Conference Center.