Jan 25, 2023 03:42 GMT
“I remain very optimistic that it would be much better to be born 20 years from now, 40 years from now, 60 years from now, than at any time in the past,” says the Microsoft co-founder.
American tycoon Bill Gates said he felt “very optimistic” about the future for humanity, and is convinced that people born in the coming decades will live better than their ancestors.
“I remain very optimistic that It would be much better to be born 20 years from now, 40 years from now, 60 years from now than at any time in the past.”declared the co-founder of Microsoft during a interview this Monday.
“Where were we 300 years ago?” Gates continued, pointing to the increase in average human life span over the past three centuries. The billionaire recalled that in 1700 people normally could not live even 40 years, while currently life expectancy in the US stands at 76.1 years.
“It didn’t matter if you were a king or poor, you were subject to high infant mortality Already extremely low levels of literacy“, he said. “So the extent of human innovation over time […] It’s a phenomenal story,” he added.
Likewise, Gates believes that in the future humans will have cured obesity and cancerand they will have eradicated polio. “The amount of innovation that is [para] the general improvement of the human condition will continue to be dramatic,” predicts the co-founder of Microsoft.
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