Tom Friedman, of course. Don't trip over it on your way to the podium, Tom!
Every time I visit India, Indians always ask me to compare India with China. Lately, I have responded like this: If India and China were both highways, the Chinese highway would be a six-lane, perfectly paved road, but with a huge speed bump off in the distance labeled "Political reform: how in the world do we get from Communism to a more open society?" When 1.3 billion people going 80 miles an hour hit a speed bump, one of two things happens: Either the car flies into the air and slams down, and all the parts hold together and it keeps on moving - or the car flies into the air, slams down and all the wheels fall off. Which it will be with China, I don't know.
Wait... I thought the world was supposed to be flat? I'm so confused now. Also, wouldn't you really need a minivan or an SUV or something for that many people? Even so, I think you'd have a lot of people sitting on laps, and that's terribly unsafe.
People will pay money for this?