What happens when you put Bill Gates in front of a lot of computer science nerds? A keynote happens, that’s what. This happened at the University of Washington where the entire computer science crowd converged for a rare live event. But since it’s Bill gates speaking, a lot of Bill Gates specific material is covered, like philanthropy, his vision for the future, and how he’s going to obliterate malaria.
To spare the reader an epic, hyper-insightful analysis (besides we weren’t there ourselves) let a tidy summation do in the meantime. (The above is just a stock image, by the way.)
Basically, the Microsoft founder broached topics such as the explosion in storage space and how this could change the world. Nothing special, since in tech these days every tiny innovation is described in terms of how it can transform reality. Oh, and he championed a new approach to educating that’s quite different from today.
The real meat, however, was when he made the discussion more topical, meaning the Q&A session and his take on the burning issues of today. Foremost among them was the social and economic crisis sweeping America. The strange part is Bill Gates claimed that the scale of societal inequity around the world is the lowest it has ever been. What particular era is he talking about?
Sadly, there isn’t a video recording that’s gone viral yet and the most accurate briefing on the event is old-school journalistic reportage. For best results, check the source link below.
Oh yeah, his dad showed up too.