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May 15, 2020 15 mins

As Captain of Moonshots (CEO) at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory, Astro Teller oversees teams inventing and launching audacious new technologies to help solve some of the world’s hardest problems. This has led to breakthrough innovations such as self-driving cars, delivery drones, and smart contact lenses. Through his experience looking out onto 10+ year time horizons and leading moonshots at X, Astro has developed an unmatched vantage point for what the future might hold. In his address, Astro reflects on how the class of 2020 is uniquely positioned -- more than any class we’ve seen in decades -- to unleash their secret superpowers and shape a radically better future for all of us.

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