SAN FRANCISCO — Former vice president Al Gore is an optimist. He also has a unique view into ways technology will shape the future as a member of Apple’s board of directors and chairman of both Generation Investment Management and The Climate Reality Project.
“I don’t think we are in a dark era. I think we’re in an era filled with unprecedented challenges but I am an optimist in overcoming those challenges,” Gore said at Connect 2016, the Cross-Pacific Mobile Internet Conference sponsored by Chinese company Cheetah Mobile. “But we have to communicate with one another and make intelligent decisions.”
Collaboration is already well underway, with the COP21 UN climate conference and economic partnerships between the United States and China driving the trend. As a result, tech — and particularly mobile — startups are living in a world of possibilities where connections are easier and the value of the market is growing exponentially.
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