Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am Goes Geek, Says 'America Has The Flu'

08/12/2011 03:28 pm ET | Updated Oct 12, 2011

Will.i.am is called many things... musician, artist, rapper, producer, and now he'd like to add "geek" to the mix. Why? Because he believes his tech-savvy teen fans have the potential to change the course of the current economic crisis in America, a topic he addressed in depth in his blog for The Huffington Post.

Cambio talked to will.i.am, who admitted to being depressed by television coverage of the worsening economy, as well as not-so-great statistics regarding America's education system. But his frustration quickly turned to optimism when he got involved with the kids and teens that make up the U.S. FIRST Robotics program.

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