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奥巴马讲话 谈论美国的创新精神

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Hi, everybody. One of the things that makes America so strong is our spirit of innovation. Our drive to invent and harness new technologies to tackle our greatest challenges. It's how we won the race to invent the lightbulb and the Internet; it's why we were first to the Moon and Mars. It's why I keep models of American inventions like the telegraph in the Oval Office. It's a daily reminder1 of the genius that's embedded2 in our DNA3; the way we've always shaped the future through our ideas and discoveries.
 
That's truer than ever today, with the constant stream of new apps and tools and data that are still changing the way we live-from getting a ride to paying our bills to developing smarter ways to combat climate change.
 
That's why, next week, I'll travel to Austin, Texas, to visit South by Southwest. It's an annual gathering4 of some of our most creative thinkers, coders, makers5, and entrepreneurs from across the country. And while I'm there, I'm going to ask everyone for ideas and technologies that can help update our government and our democracy to be as modern and dynamic as America itself.
 
This has been a goal of mine since before I was President. On my campaign in 2008, we saw how technology could bring people together and help them engage as citizens in their own communities. So when I came to the White House, I wanted apply that experience to the federal government. It hasn't always been easy. And we've had some bumps along the way.
 
But we've also made good progress. Over the past few years, for example, we've done something that government never has. We asked some of the sharpest minds from companies in Silicon6 Valley and across the country to come help us modernize7 the federal government for the way we live today. And they came ready to serve, tackling some of our biggest challenges–like high-tech8 special ops units.
 
These teams are partnering with the government's existing policy and technical experts to re-imagine the way we do business and deliver services that work better and cost less. Already, we've made it easier for students to find the college that's right for them. For immigrants to track the green card and naturalization process online. For veterans to access their medical records. And yes, after an initial false start, we've made it much easier for tens of millions of Americans to compare and buy health insurance and the peace of mind that goes with it.
 
That's what this is all about–making sure our government of the people and by the people works better for the people in the 21st century. It's about Americans working together to make a real difference in people's lives. Because the easiest thing to do is to blame government for our problems. Some people have made a career out of that. But our founders9 trusted us with the keys to this system of self-government because it's the best tool we've got to settle our differences and solve our collective challenges. And it's only as good as we make it.
 
That's why I'm going to Austin and South by Southwest-to keep asking everyone from all walks of life, working inside or outside of government, to help us make this democracy even stronger. And I hope you join us.
 
Thanks everybody, have a great weekend.



  
1 reminder     
n.提醒物,纪念品;暗示,提示
参考例句:
  • I have had another reminder from the library.我又收到图书馆的催还单。
  • It always took a final reminder to get her to pay her share of the rent.总是得发给她一份最后催缴通知,她才付应该交的房租。


  • 2 embedded     
    a.扎牢的
    参考例句:
  • an operation to remove glass that was embedded in his leg 取出扎入他腿部玻璃的手术
  • He has embedded his name in the minds of millions of people. 他的名字铭刻在数百万人民心中。


  • 3 DNA     
    (缩)deoxyribonucleic acid 脱氧核糖核酸
    参考例句:
  • DNA is stored in the nucleus of a cell.脱氧核糖核酸储存于细胞的细胞核里。
  • Gene mutations are alterations in the DNA code.基因突变是指DNA密码的改变。


  • 4 gathering     
    n.集会,聚会,聚集
    参考例句:
  • He called on Mr. White to speak at the gathering.他请怀特先生在集会上讲话。
  • He is on the wing gathering material for his novels.他正忙于为他的小说收集资料。


  • 5 makers     
    n.制造者,制造商(maker的复数形式)
    参考例句:
  • The makers of the product assured us that there had been no sacrifice of quality. 这一产品的制造商向我们保证说他们没有牺牲质量。
  • The makers are about to launch out a new product. 制造商们马上要生产一种新产品。 来自《简明英汉词典》


  • 6 silicon     
    n.硅(旧名矽)
    参考例句:
  • This company pioneered the use of silicon chip.这家公司开创了使用硅片的方法
  • A chip is a piece of silicon about the size of a postage stamp.芯片就是一枚邮票大小的硅片。


  • 7 modernize     
    vt.使现代化,使适应现代的需要
    参考例句:
  • It was their manifest failure to modernize the country's industries.他们使国家进行工业现代化,明显失败了。
  • There is a pressing need to modernise our electoral system.我们的选举制度迫切需要现代化。


  • 8 high-tech     
    adj.高科技的
    参考例句:
  • The economy is in the upswing which makes high-tech services in more demand too.经济在蓬勃发展,这就使对高科技服务的需求量也在加大。
  • The quest of a cure for disease with high-tech has never ceased. 人们希望运用高科技治疗疾病的追求从未停止过。


  • 9 founders     
    n.创始人( founder的名词复数 )
    参考例句:
  • He was one of the founders of the university's medical faculty. 他是该大学医学院的创建人之一。 来自辞典例句
  • The founders of our religion made this a cornerstone of morality. 我们宗教的创始人把这看作是道德的基石。 来自辞典例句



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