Negroponte for Nobel Peace Price
The OLPC is one of the greatest innovations in human history. Look at these happy school kids in Uruguay, they will grow up smarter with AMD64 (with Opteron as server platform) and Linux, they will learn coding in Python and other languages.
Some idiots say why not give them $200 worth of bread, instead of a $200 laptop. This is like asking why spend money on public schools -- the money spent on each kid is enough to feed a person from childhood to death. Do the math, if a public school spends $5000 on a kid a year, that is enough money to buy 5000 pounds of junk food to feed a kid for 10 years.