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CJ Westerberg, February 23, 2010 2:30 PM


 Nathan Myhrvold: Scientist, Inventor, Billionaire, Investor. 

Watch interview below:   From penguin pooh to garden hoses!

Regardless of your position on climate change, this is a fascinating interview with Nathan Myhrvold, former Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft and founder of Intellectual Ventures.  Fareed Zakaria hosted on CNN's Global Public Square.
Myhrvold is the quintessential boy genius:  attended college at age 14, received an M.A and Ph.D. from Princeton at age 23, and worked with Stephen Hawking. His firm currently invests in inventions, which, for inventors, have been historically difficult to find funding and eventually be brought to fruition.  His firm holds over 20,000 patents.

Myhrvold offers a wild-sounding yet apparently feasible solution that would ostensibly cool the earth in a very efficient manner, according to the models he and his team have built.   He is quirky, passionate and certainly presents a compelling case, offering a great toolbox of optimism, hope and drive for innovation and the collective contribution to our world:

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