XANADU 2.0/MEDINA (Rixstep) — The rest of us may have been tearing out our hair fighting off viruses on C:\Microsoft Windows, but Bill Gates - with his Melinda - were already planning to fight a different type of virus on their own.
It almost makes it worth it.
Paul Allen may have done most of the programming whilst Bill raced about the streets of Albuquerque in the Porsche daddy gave him, but at least he seems to have been serious, at least in retrospect.
But it was on a beach walk in 1993 that he came up with the idea.
Here's a TED talk Bill gave back in 2015. It's got over 20,000,000 views today, many millions of which appeared only in the past fortnight. You'll soon understand why.
As you'll now have seen, if you took the ten minutes to view the clip, Bill warned of the very pandemic we're experiencing today.
Bill's not a scientist - or an epidemiologist - but he's obviously taken a lot on board which he can convey to the world at large.
He's also donated close to USD 60 billion to research projects to improve world health. His foundation's own idea for a faster, cheaper, and less painful Corona test has already been implemented. And there's lots more too, of course.
Here he is in Davos in January 2017, warning again of a coming pandemic.
Only a few days ago he talked with Clive Anderson about the current situation and how the human race can get out of it.
And just two days ago he talked about it again.
There's some good stuff here. Don't feel too bad about all the money you squandered on Microsoft.
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