New York-based journalist and author Malcolm Gladwell delivered a commencement address to the graduating class of 2011 at the University of Toronto, his alma mater, after receiving an honorary degree from the prestigious Canadian institution. In this poignant speech, Malcolm Gladwell relates an anecdote from the second world war.
Malcolm Gladwell discusses a complex physics problem faced by soldiers of how to drop a bomb accurately from a plane. Touching on the influence and expectations around modern technological advances, Gladwell asserts that the issue is no longer the accuracy of the bomb being dropped, but what to do with the bombs you have and whether or not to use them.
Malcolm Gladwell wishes luck to the graduates and reminds them that the real problems are the human problems that accompany technology.
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