I'm going to follow up on another line of conversation, talking about, in a sense, how when we're trying to organize ourselves we have—as I often say to students when talking to them—960 minutes every day that we individually have to invest and how we organize those 960 minutes is going to be vital to how we get the most out of our time.
In our world, we get a lot of balls in the air sometimes and it's easy to go in a whole bunch of different directions and then not really accomplish anything. Sometimes I think that's analogous to research in a sense. I go across the country and get the chance to meet researchers or innovative start-ups, and organizations that have unbelievable ideas. Then a few years later I'm looking back and nothing really came of them. It seems like there are thousands and thousands of them out there and just a whole bunch of balls in the air.
What do we do as a society, not just as a government but as a society, to organize ourselves to catch those balls, to keep track of them all, to try to harness that energy that's out there? I think this seems to be a big part of the challenge. It's not that incredible research isn't being done, but we're missing it. There's almost sometimes a cacophony of it and we can't make sense of it all.