Every individual in the world has his or her passion and a way of passing the time. Krauthammer’s desires lie in baseball and chess. Mathematics also receive some attention from the author. Baseball seems very important to him, although he never travels with his favorite team. Despite that, he prides himself with the Nats and as a real fan, he remains with them even after a loss. The loss may be devastating, but to him, it is not enough reason to hate the team. He also talks about chess as another passion he has, not as a player but as a fan. He speaks of the world’s best player of the game, and the achievements the player has had over the years. However, playing against a machine seems different from playing another human being. Mentioning Kasparov’s Game 1 loss against a computer shows how the creations and technological advancements made by man may become superior over the human race (Krauthammer 83). This particular machine has an advanced calculating ability which allows it to beat the best player on his own game. Mathematics, on the other hand, shows the world’s geniuses and the people who interest themselves in solving mathematical problems. The author also explains the potential held by different people in the field of innovation and education, things that recline outside talents.