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Bill Gates predicts there will be very few poor countries by 2035

By Shawn Knight
Jan 22, 2014
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  1. Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates believes that by 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world. By learning from their most productive neighbors and benefiting from innovations like new vaccines, better seeds and the digital...

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    He may have a big bank account, but that's as far as it goes. His ability to predict future have always been laughable, same as this one.
     
  3. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Addict Posts: 293   +69

    It is definitely good to see someone ultra-rich giving away 90% his fortune to help others instead of seeking the next billion dollars. You did good, Bill.
     
  4. Alfonso Bergamo

    Alfonso Bergamo TS Rookie

    This guy should stick to computers
     
  5. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    I predict that the u.s.a. will become a poor nation by 2035.
    with its penchant for unnecessary wars it cannot sustain financially, the u.s.a. will fall.

    India, China, Indonesia, and the Philippines = overpopulation = opportunity due to available skilled workers (?)
     
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  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,754   +1,107

    Fixed your quote for you :)
     
  7. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,754   +1,107

    He's not doing computers anymore, he's full time saving lives through vaccinations, sanitation and a bunch of other things. His predictions are pretty reasonable, and it's not like he's just blindly saying this stuff. He's working towards it every day. He's most likely just projecting forward the progress they're making right now, not making wild guesses.

    I think you guys don't like Bill because you don't like MS, but he doesn't work there anymore. He took his fortune and started a foundation and now he's doing as much to help rid the world of poverty as any other single person alive.
     
  8. Fbarnett

    Fbarnett TS Booster Posts: 206   +30


    Right I like all the hate about Bill Gates and Microsoft. He s kicking a$$ or at least trying which is more than we can say about the people who's jobs its is. And without Microsoft pc's would not be here today. Then again there is that camp of 50 world wide people who bash Microsoft that use Linux
     
  9. kepler

    kepler TS Rookie

    No one can predict future except god, these just statistic.
     
  10. Gaara

    Gaara TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +25

    Bill Gates predicts there will be very few poor countries by 2035? who he think its GOD? to predict. Normal behavior
     
  11. JWRLive

    JWRLive TS Rookie

    Bill Gates is right and its not really a prediction.

    Most of it is happening now.

    I used to think that many countries had out of control populations, that caused their poverty and nothing could be done to solve the problem.

    Totally wrong!

    If you think in terms of population replacement.. then a woman would have around 2 children in her lifetime.

    I think it would surprise most people what the current rates around the world are.

    China has a lower replacement rate the the US. India, Indonesia and the Philippines aren't that much higher than the US.

    Go visit the official CIA Website and see what the current rates around the World are.

    Almost all of the countries with high population replacement are in Africa.

    Fix the education, economy and health in Africa and their population will slow down too.
     
  12. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TS Guru Posts: 930   +354

    You require a history lesson, look up a little company called IBM
     
  13. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    It is 2014 and our country's even impoverished due to corruption. .
     
  14. What he doesn't tell you is that the U.S. will be one of them. :)
     
  15. technogiant

    technogiant TS Member Posts: 30   +14

    Firstly its easy to be philanthropic when it doesn't actually affect your living standards.
    Secondly about the wars? is that the correct word? or should it be stabilization and nation building?....well what ever you call it I don't think the USA should do what they are doing now....it is just too expensive and long term and when they pull out after doing what they can these societies just fall back into chaos....No in such situations I believe the rod to be more effective than the carrot.
     
  16. This is true, there have been various studies showing that developing countries have high birth rates that decrease as the nation becomes developed.
     
  17. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,754   +1,107

    I didn't change it because it wasn't real, I changed it because it's not what would make the USA poor. According to nationalpriorities.org the cost of the war in Afghanistan as been $660 billion since 2001, and was $91.5 billion in 2013. I believe that those costs will go down in the coming years.

    Compare that to the projected costs of medicare, social security, and medicaid. They're projected to be around $90 Trillion (according to the wall street journal http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323353204578127374039087636)

    Since you're a fan of analogies... if we're talking about what's going to bankrupt the US, we should worry about the steak and not the peas. :)
     
  18. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 715   +184

    What a dopey dope
     
  19. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 715   +184

    Tell them to do it. They have had plenty of time, my money and opportunity. I don't care
     
  20. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 602   +86

    I love the guy. and his generosity in various charities. but did he just try to convince the public that the world will have no poor after research last week showed that 85 richest in the world owned half of world's population's wealth?
     
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  21. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Depends what context you're looking at. If you define "PC" by x86, then yes. If you define "pc" as "personal computer/computing" then there are a host of 8-bit based systems that pre-date IBM's involvement.
     
  22. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431



    My post was precisely on the basis as I explained - short-sighted predictions Bill Gates made in the past for the IT industry. No need to make stuff up that's not there.
     
  23. Not until they first fix their primitive cultures and attitudes which are the real obstacles to progress.
     
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  24. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +57

    I really think the us will become poor as these countries become rich. And who buys all their products? Not them. The us buys all their gizmos. If I were ceo of apple, I'd make everything in the us or robotize it. And with apple's profit margin, they could afford to. Time to forget investments and get with the payroll. Only a select few (90 people have half the worlds wealth?) make it with investments.
     
  25. Those Linux users who bash Microsoft are miserable *****s who are just jealous that Windows is a successful platform.
     

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