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Obama Wants SXSW to Help Solve America's Problems, Including Apple Standoff

Obama Asks SXSW to Help America (and the Apple Fight) | Special: SXSW - AdAge

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I want to vote by emoji!!

"We're in a moment in history where technology, globalization, our economy is changing so fast," Mr. Obama said. "And this gathering, South by Southwest, brings together people who are at the cutting edge of those changes. They can offer enormous opportunities but are also very disruptive and unsettling. They empower individuals to do things they they could never have dreamed before, but they also empower folks who are very dangerous to spread dangerous messages."

Mr. Obama said audience members should develop technology, for example, to ease the voting process. "We systematically put up barriers and make it as hard as possible for our citizens to vote," he said. "And it is much easier to order pizza or a trip than it is for you to exercise the single most important task in a democracy." (He didn't mention examples, but Domino's lets you order pizza by emoji.)

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