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Welcome one and all to CNN 10, your daily
explanation of world news. I`m Carl Azuz at

the CNN Center.
Based around the idea of a improving the state
of the world, the World Economic Forum is

holding its annual meeting right now in Davos,
Switzerland. Leaders of governments, companies
and societies from around the world are gathered

at the mountain resort. And the forum`s 48th
yearly

meeting is dedicated to creating what it calls
a shared narrative to improve the state of

the world.
That maybe easier said than done. One reason,
an issue that`s become increasingly important

to many members of the World Economic Forum
is

globalization, the idea of governments and
businesses working more closely with each

other and becoming more integrated.
Globalization is controversial. Its supporters
say it`s created jobs and industries in poorer

countries, led to lower prices for goods and
helped

nations work together toward solving the world`s
problems. Its opponents say it`s led to bad

working conditions in poorer countries, given
certain

companies too much influence in the world
and eroded the individual cultures of nations.

U.S. President Donald Trump who`s at the forum
has spoken out against globalization in the

past. He`s also said his administration`s
America

first policy would prioritize Americans when
it comes to issues like international trade

or foreign affairs. Because that contrast
with the

vision of leaders like French President Emmanuel
Macron, who`s spoken in favor of globalization

and governments working more closely together,
President Trump`s speech and the reactions
to it will be closely watched when he gives

it on Friday.
Davos, filled to the brim with snow, is known
by locals as the magic mountain, for its pristine

air, healing properties and peaceful setting.
But during the annual sojourn of the World

Economic Forum, Davos morphs in to a haven
for the

global elite, and even a platform for globalization.
This is my 27th year in attendance, serving

as a witness to this rapid evolution.
The forum spent the last three decades building
the brand around being at the center of radical

global change starting in 1990, about two
months

after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the forum
hosted West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

and his East German counterpart Hans Modrow.
Next up, China`s leadership rolled into Davos
to celebrate its role as a giant exporter.

Resistance at globalization surged at the
dawn of the new millennium. Protesters made

their way to Davos to show global CEOs and
policymakers

firsthand that change was moving too fast.
But none of this dented the forum. It rode
a wave of growth with the architects behind

the digital revolution. It served as a venue
to help

resolve global conflicts and they even debated
the merits behind the global financial crisis.

A decade later, the game has completely changed.
Enter Donald Trump, raising the populist tenor,

threatening to erect trade barriers and putting
America first. His protectionist zeal can
potentially rock the very foundation of the

forum.
From the 300 people that attended the first
year I came to Davos, to ten times that amount

now, 2018 is the year the forum is leaning
in. There are

record number of government leaders, the emerging
market darling India, its prime minister will

have a high profile, juxtapose against Mr.
Anti-

Globalization, Donald Trump himself.
Davos man or Davos woman, the term used where
the ultimate globalist, has met its match

in the U.S. president, as this enclave in
the Alps fights to

stay relevant for the next half century.
Ten-second trivia.
The founder of Children`s Supermart later
opened what famous retail company?

Toys "R" Us, FAO Schwarz, Big Lots, or KB
Toys?

Charles Lazarus, the founder of Children`s
Supermart, eventually opened the hugely successful

Toys "R" Us.
Hugely successful for decades anyway. Last
September, Toys "R" Us said it was filing

for bankruptcy protection, meaning it was
billions of

dollars in debt and needed to reorganize its
business to stay open.

At the time, "The Wall Street Journal" reported
that company would need to close some stores

as part of the process, and yesterday, Toys
"R" Us

announced those closures. One hundred eighty-two
locations in more than 40 states and Puerto

Rico are on the list. This includes dozens
of Babies "R"

Us stores, which the company owns and in all,
the closures account for about one-fifth of

all the Toys "R" Us retail locations in America.
The

700-plus stores that the company has outside
the U.S. won`t be closed.

Why is this happening? Two big reasons, one
is named Amazon, one is named Walmart. Both

are giving Toys "R" Us serious competition.
But the company

CEO says these closures give it the best chance
of coming out of bankruptcy as a stronger

company.
NASA is testing new technology that allows
an aircraft`s wings to fold in midair.

The tests were performed at NASA`s Armstrong
Flight Research Center in California.

The prototype aircraft uses lightweight materials
such as alloys to fold the outer parts of

its wings.
The alloys used in the tests are materials
that "remember" their shape when triggered

their temperature.
A potential benefit for commercial airliners
includes increased aerodynamics without the

strain of heavy hydraulics.
Folding wings may also help achieve supersonic
flight, or traveling faster than the speed

of sound.
Pick a card, any card. Pick a rabbit out of
a hat. Basic magic tricks used to keep secret.

They were shared from magician to magician,
or

in kits or books you`d have to buy. But now,
you can learn many of them for free in minutes

on YouTube. Rabbit not included.
So, how can a performer keep up with the speed
of the Internet and even use it to make magic.

Magician or Hacker? Mostly Human Conversation
with Laurie Segall.

What are your names, by the way?
Raven.
Raven, I`m Doug. And?
Yanita. Yanita.
Yanita, nice to meet you. And how are you
guys related?

She`s my wife.
Perfect. I`m going to see if I can get a connection
between you guys.

Pull out your phone, do you have your phone
with you? And same thing, pull out your phone.

You`re work is really interesting because
you do incorporate kind of old school magic

with new
technology.
So, you know, there`s a history of magicians
being at the forefront of technology. The

first ever hacker was a magician.
And maybe hold your phone in your right hand.
Hold your phone in your left, I`m going to

come behind you like this. With your other
hand, I`m

coming between you like this, and your other
hand, give me a favor, hold up one finger

like this, same thing, watch. If I take your
fingers like this

-- all right, touch them, ready, one, two,
three, I`m going to touch them like this.

Don`t let go, OK?
You get a call and you`re getting a call as
well from each other? Yes?

Answer it, answer it, make sure you`re connected.
Are you connected?

Yes.
Yes? Now, here`s the thing, don`t hang up,
don`t hang up, bring your phones down like

because you`re still connected. Look, still
connected, watch. Tick your fingers on three,
one, two, three. I`m going to pull them apart,

ready? Like this. It disconnects.
Wow. You`re amazing. Can I get a picture with
you?

Sure. Here I help you.
You know, I have this history of tinkering
and building and throughout time since 1900

until about now, technology has advanced a
lot faster than

magicians will be able to keep up with.
I would imagine as a modern day magician,
it must be harder to keep secrets and to keep

what you do as secret.
Technology has been bad for magic and good
for magic at the same time, because magicians

used to like protect their secrets so well.
Nowadays, you can go on YouTube and you can
find a lot of magic secrets. When it`s something

that`s like a 595 download and it`s a simple
secret,

you don`t have the same respect for it as
when it took you years to learn or track down

or figure out.
Where are you guys from?
Sidney, Australia.
MCKENZIE: Sidney. So, can I show you guys
a little bit of magic? Can we try that? Perfect.

What you guys name are?
Krista (ph).
Krista, I`m Doug.
Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you. And?
Alina (ph).
Alina. Alina, you have your phone. Do me a
favor. Think of something you could find in

Wikipedia. It could be a person, a place,
a

thing, it could be anything you`d like, OK?
I mean, just search for an article on that
in Wikipedia and don`t tell me what it is.

Don`t even show it to the camera.
And, Krista, do me a favor. I want you to
go to the middle of the article, just scrolls

in the middle and think of any long word in
the middle of that

article. Just think of a long word in there.
Don`t tell anybody what it is. Just think

of one. Don`t point it out or anything like
that.

Let me go with this.
For the first time, what was the word you
thought of?

Advantages.
Here you go.
What do you say to people who say magic doesn`t
exist?

So, I think magic does exist. But magic exists
inside people`s minds. So, magic is a feeling,

right? And my job as a magician is to
evoke that feeling in you.
It`s kind of like prestidigitation, using
the magic of the Internets to reveal how peer

to peer communication can still flourish and
you are

elevate a field with secrets endanger of vanishing.
You got a sleight of hand it to him for equivoking

a new router of Internetainment.
I`m Carl Azuz and CNN 10 reappears tomorrow.
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