Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, recently stated that he would prefer paying for vaccines than sitting in a spaceship destined for Mars. He believes that the journey to Mars is a waste of money. According to him, the expense of traveling to Mars can be quite expensive. He would prefer buying measles vaccines for $1000 and saving lives.
Fellow billionaires, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk have been preparing for life on Mars. Mr. Musk has plans of colonizing Mars to make it habitable. This brought about the foundation of the rocket company, SpaceX, in 2002. Mr. Musk has been trying to send crews to Mars to help colonize the planet.
Mr. Bezos is also the head of Blue Origin, an aerospace company and has made a brief journey into space in 2021. Sir Richard Branson has also hopped on the space bandwagon and come up with the Virgin Galactic rocket.
Mr. Gates also touched on the idea of artificial intelligence (AI) and how it can transform the world. He said AI would help solve various scientific and medical questions. Apart from robotics, it will also help teach reading and writing in various languages. Mr. Gates also claimed that there has been progress in terms of robotics as well.
During the pandemic, Mr. Gates found himself at the center of controversy when reports suggested he tried profiting from vaccines. He claimed that millions of people messaged him and accused him of causing the pandemic to profit from it.
He said that people needed someone to blame for the pandemic. It’s easier to blame people than see them for the good that they do, said Mr. Gates.
Contributing to the World
Mr. Gates has spent the last few years fighting climate change and eradicating diseases like malaria and polio, along with malnutrition. He has contributed over a billion pounds to various philanthropic causes.
Mr. Gates claims he leads a very simple life. He hates wearing jewelry. He saves the packing from any gift he receives and has most of the habits that his grandmother had.