the urgency of now? people struggling and suffering today. i'm just thinking about food — food and the agri—tech sector, which you've been big in for some time. the world food programme says, "this year, a year of unprecedented hunger, 828 million people go to bed across this planet hungry every night". do you have technological solutions relevant to those people today? yeah, absolutely. so, most calories on earth come from rice, wheat, corn and soybeans. that's the vast majority. about 80% of calories come from those four crops. those crops, the technology capabilities in producing those crops — digital software that helps farmers make better decisions, precision agriculture equipment that allows them to get more yield per acre by doing smarter things in the field, new genetics of the seed, new biological alternatives to traditional synthetic chemicals — these are all products that are available
existential threat, right, it started when we were roaming the savannah looking for food, and then, we realised we could engineer the earth and make food. and that was the dawn of agriculture. and every time humans have faced some sort of existential threat, and it has been many times in our history — and we always seem to think we are facing an existential threat, perhaps we're hard—wired evolutionarily to think that — our ingenuity always seems to prevail. some new invention or engineering, or discovery has enabled some revolution in abundance for humankind. and so, there are countless examples. well, i would counter that with the notion of the law of unintended consequences. yes, human history shows us so many different ways in which technologies have progressed human capacities. but if we think of the last great technological era of revolution, that is the, sort of, the steam engine, the combustion engine, the industrial revolution,
something and it benefits them, and they're willing to pay for it. but with the greatest respect, many of the customers we're talking about are the most deprived and desperate people on earth. oh, no, completely, completely agree with you. the purpose is to bring the cost of food down. and if you can bring the cost of food down by increasing the abundance of food, the farmer will pay a price for a service or technology that allows them to do that. and ultimately, the consumer that is in need of calories will thus be able to afford it. and the cycle of abundance will continue. the actual inflation—adjusted cost of food has declined by nearly 50% in the last 30—a0 years. so, we are seeing those technologies already play out. the number you quoted from the un world food programme, on over 800 million people facing less than 1,200 calories a day on average of access to food was over 1.1 billion 30 years ago.
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they're also influenced by qanon conspiracy theories from everything from vaccines to the so-called deep state that married some of the same language. shortly before the raid on wednesday, one of the suspects posted on telegram, quote, everything will be turned upside down. the current prosecutors and judges, as well as the heads and help the partners of superiors will find themselves in the dark at nuremberg two point oh. of course, perhaps more than any other state on earth, germans know how dangerous this all can be. the last century, democracy was overtaken by far-right extremists who launched arguably the most murders government known to humankind. that's pretty seared into the german memory. thankfully, this plot was thwarted before the group can execute any plans. according to germany's prosecutor general, the group had an armed wing, including form marine military that planned to have a military. the ringleader, who is a
prison cell. it turns out they didn't mean a word of it to bring him home. the biden administration announced that they had secured the release of a prison in russia, a female basketball player, brittney greener. in exchange they hadded over an arms dealler -- viktor bout. >> viktor in my eyes someone of the most dangerous men on the face of the earth. >> on the face of the earth? >> without a doubt. >> mike brawn, former chief of operations for the u.s. drug enforcement administration told us he first exploded on the scene in war-torn africa in the late 1980. elevating bloody conflicts from machetes and single shot rifles to -- >> ak47's, by the tons of
technology can and will fix humanity's problems. should we believe him? dave friedberg, in san francisco, welcome to hardtalk. yeah, thanks for... thanks for coming by. it's a real pleasure to be here. you describe yourself as an "extreme optimist" when it comes to we humans, and our ability to overcome the most fundamental challenges we face. what do you base that optimism on? well, i think history's a good predictor. so historically, humans have... ..found themselves facing existential threat, right, it started when we were roaming the savannah looking for food, and then, we realised we could engineer the earth and make food. and that was the dawn of agriculture. and every time humans
the world food programme says, "this year, a year of unprecedented hunger, "828 million people go to bed across this planet "hungry every night". do you have technological solutions relevant to those people today? yeah, absolutely. so, most calories on earth come from rice, wheat, corn and soybeans. that's the vast majority. about 80% of calories come from those four crops. those crops, the technology capabilities in producing those crops — digital software that helps farmers make better decisions, precision agriculture equipment that allows them to get more yield per acre by doing smarter things in the field, new genetics of the seed, new biological alternatives to traditional synthetic chemicals — these are all products that are available and are making great headway in terms of their improvements in the market today. and to give you a sense — the best corn farmer in the united states gets about 500 bushels per acre.
government will find in order to bring paul home. i'm sure that they will. but, you know, it's a process of almost starting over again. >> laura: david, we really are praying for you and your family, and for your brother's health, for him to come home soon. thank you for joining us. >> laura: so what exactly is viktor bout? this merchant of death? a report about his capture gives us an idea. >> viktor bout, in my eyes, is one of the most dangerous men on the face of the earth. >> on the face of the earth? >> without a doubt. >> what makes him a threat to the united states? >> he's a shadow facilitator. he's arming not only designated terrorist groups, insurgent groups but very powerful drug trafficking cartels around the globe. >> laura: in fact, bout is so dangerous he was at one point the second most wanted man in
name of viktor bout. his nickname is the merchant of death was serving time in priso or a conspiracy to murder americans also in severe and civil wars per in 2010 the former da chief, wear the most dangerous on the face of the earth. >> viktor bout in my eyes is on of the most dangerous man on th face of the earth. >> on the face of the earth? >> without a doubt. >> mike braun the chief administration those that bout first loaded on the seat in the late 80s. >> what makes him a threat? >> is a shadow's military he is arming terrorists and insurgent groups but also arming very powerful drug cafferty drug cafferty cartels.