Seven predictions for the future from bill gates
Material posted: Publication date: 19-05-2017
Nostradamus the 21st century, bill gates, has repeatedly been right in their predictions concerning global trends, social changes and technological advances. What, in his opinion, will happen in the next 20 years? In their past predictions bill gates was practically a prophet: his list of 1999 turned out to be incredibly accurate. He foresaw the emergence of price comparison websites, smartphones, social media and bots. Over the past few years in interviews and annual messages he continues to predict the future. Before you seven its latest forecasts.

In the next 15 years, 33 million people in less than a year die because of a pathogen

At the Munich Security conference, gates warned that "epidemiologists say that moving fast through the air, the pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year." This can occur due to a mutation, an accident or the intent of the terrorists. Although now it seems strange that such events have happened in the past: the most obvious example is the black death, which killed one third of Europe. Most recently, in 1918, the Spanish flu killed between 50 to 100 million people.

Africa will become fully self-sufficient in production of food

Gates believes that Africa will achieve this objective because of a number of structural changes:

First, better fertilizer and crops will lead to an upward spiral best nutrition, which will lead to improved performance.

Second, the development of infrastructure that is already taking place, such as the increase in the width of highways in Ghana, and the elimination of checkpoints in Senegal will reduce the number of delays in the supply of products and other goods.

Thirdly, as phones become increasingly available, will be to spread information like weather forecasts and market prices.

The lives of the poor will change mobile banking

Electronic banking system will allow poor people to store and save their money in digital form. In the annual address 2015, gates said that "by 2030, 2 billion people who do not have a permanent Bank account will be storing money and making payment with their phones".

In 2035, poor countries will cease to exist

Gates talks about how much the world had changed over his life — moved out of the world, divided into the Soviet Union, the Western allies and the "all others" to the world that we see today, calling it a precedent for the possibility of change. The message of 2014, he wrote that "support is a fantastic investment, and we need more help. It saves and improves lives effectively, laying the groundwork for long-term economic progress."

By 2030, there will happen an energy breakthrough that will change our world

Recently, in 2016, gates did not name any one of the existing methods of production of renewable energy as a panacea, but believes that the key lies in investing in young people. He has already invested 2 billion dollars in alternative technologies.

A lot of jobs will give way to machines

In an interview with Quartz bill gates, like many industry leaders, presented a world in which people cease to be robots. Gates, however, provided a possible plan of action: robots to impose taxes to Fund more jobs, which can only work people, for example, care for the elderly or work with children.

Polio will be defeated worldwide by 2018

In his annual letter 2013, gates showed statistical evidence that the prevalence of polio has decreased from the millions of people in hundreds of countries to activity in just three countries around the world. The key, according to him, hidden in the measurements. "Need to measure accurately and to create an environment in which issues can be discussed openly, so that you can effectively evaluate what's working and what's not."

Ilya Hel


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