The first state I visited this year as part of my "A Year of Travel" challenge was Texas. On Monday, I helped plant a garden with members of the Oak Cliff community in Dallas as part of their Day of Service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Oak Cliff is a food desert, so the garden we worked on is going to be a source of fresh fruits and vegetables for the community.
Our Connectivity Lab team set a record by beaming data at a rate of almost 20 Gbps over 13 km, using the same amount of power it takes to light a single lightbulb. Soon this technology will make it into our solar-powered planes to beam internet access to areas of the world that aren't connected.
Last night was Max's first election. She's got a lot of election nights ahead of her. Holding Max, I thought about all the work ahead of us to create the world we want for our children. This work is bigger than any presidency and progress does not move in a straight line. The most important opportunities of Max's generation -- like curing all disease, improving education, connecting everyone and promoting equal opportunity -- will take long term focus and finding new ways for all of us to work together, sometimes over decades. We are all blessed to have the ability to make the world better, and we have the responsibility to do it. Let's go work even harder.