Where would we be without Al Gore inventing the Internet? I'd probably be a few pounds lighter, a bit more educated, and perhaps even have a girlfriend. And what about Google? We'd probably still be paying for email and asking things like "a/s/l" to strangers in Yahoo! chat rooms.
I used these 2 new age inventions to learn some things about the country where I'll land in just a few hours. So in the spirit of education, here's a comparison between America and what I think I'll be calling the great country of Zambia (I'm not pulling a Snowden, just a mere, factual comparison).
All of this tells me I'm walking into a completely unknown, very different, and likely very fun country, hopefully to do some great things for an equally great organization. I welcome this experience with open arms, and look forward to every second of it.
* indicates fact was derived using statistics found in the World Factbook