I’m thankful for family and friends and good health and so many wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of working with at Google.
But I’m also thankful for airplanes: “You want to see your family? It would take months to walk to them, but come sit in this metal tube and thanks to some interesting properties of physics, you can see them later today.”
And I’m thankful for the internet: “Oh, you can’t or don’t want to sit in the metal tube for hours? Press this button and you can see your family instantly from thousands of miles away. You can talk or just enjoy each others’ company.”
Our society and world still needs to improve in lots of ways, but I’m thankful for how far we’ve come in the last century, and I hope we can make things even better in the coming years.