Distribution and access to new technology doesn’t happen automatically. For evidence, contrast life expectancy in the U.S. with that in West Africa. At the start of the 20th Century, Americans in the U.S. could expect to live close to 50 years. Today, life expectancy in the U.S. is nearly 80. In West Africa, a child born today can expect to live only 45 years. That’s a 35-year difference between the U.S. and West Africa. If innovation stopped, and we only distributed the technologies we have today, we could likely greatly improve life expectancy in West Africa and other parts of the world. That’s why distribution matters.