Starting things off on an emotional beat during his CES keynote this morning, Qualcomm CEO and chairman Paul Jacobs unveiled a series of videos that show how mobile devices are changing the lives of people all over the world.

The videos feature people from all walks of life — from a hip and well-connected techie in New York City, to a fisherman in India. Qualcomm also explores how mobile is helping with personal healthcare and with education through the use of tablets.

Yes, it’s blatant self-promotion for Qualcomm, since its mobile chipsets power the devices used by the video subjects, but it’s still nice to see some positive uses of technology. It’s an especially good counterpoint to mainstream media stories that often center too much on how technology is damaging society.

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