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Netflix is developing a three-part Bill Gates documentary

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Aug 20, 2019
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  1. Netflix is set to premiere a three-part documentary next month that examines the post-CEO life of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as he attempts to solve some of the world’s most enduring issues.

    It’s hard to believe but it’s been nearly 20 years since Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO in January 2000. Alongside his wife, he launched the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that same year by combining three family foundations.

    With support from Warren Buffett, Gates helped launch the Giving Pledge in 2010 which encourages wealth couples and individuals to commit to donating at least half of their net worth to philanthropic causes.

    Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates from director and producer Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”) explores what life has been like for Gates over the past couple of decades. Guggenheim said he didn’t want to make a promotional piece about Gates’ work but rather, focus on the tougher issues that nobody wants to think about like nuclear energy and sanitation.

    Guggenheim added that his work is sometimes viewed as being about issues but to him, they’re about fascinating people. “Bill Gates has always been a compelling figure,” he said, “but what makes him such an interesting person to think about right now is the way in which his optimism and pragmatism drives his approach to problem-solving.”

    Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates is scheduled for launch on September 20.

    Masthead credit: Bill Gates illustration by Marina Linchveska

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  2. netman

    netman TS Evangelist Posts: 381   +133

    Oh no, not another original content!
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,605   +3,213

    Yeah, how modern charities are rowing against current. Thanks a bunch, but this world goes to shitter with or without you. Hell, by the time Cyberpunk is released, we might have to live through it. First, you show us that the only way to stay fed and dandy is by cutting throat of the other guy. And now you are trying to teach us the opposite - keep everyone happy? This just won't do. Oh mercy! - charitable moguls are coming, to educate poor us. Run for for your lives!
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2019
    Gmachine and psycros like this.
  4. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,825   +2,672

    A ruthless businessman who destroyed careers and lives without a care while crafting our present reality of stupidity, obesity and complete lack of common sense is focusing on - guess what? - elevating the developing world enough to exploit them the same way. This guy is a piece of work.
    tkabou and VitalyT like this.
  5. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,613   +938

    A God among men.
  6. JB3543

    JB3543 TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +39

    Gates infused Microsoft's culture with complete and utter mediocrity. One of his perceived "benefits" of having a monopoly.

    I've never been impressed with Gates. Without tech he probably would have been a below average bank manager.
  7. Lounds

    Lounds TS Maniac Posts: 243   +168

    I wonder how much of a tax break he got when him and his wife set up their charity.
  8. Christiaaan

    Christiaaan TS Enthusiast Posts: 34   +26

    Hopefully they document his trips to eipstein's island, and about the law suit about his company "Microsoft made employees watch child porn and murder"
  9. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +699

    I dunno. Whoever is approving Netflix's original series' writing needs to get tossed out, that much is true, but whoever is managing Netflix's documentaries has been doing a pretty good job at producing non-trash content.
  10. Aux101

    Aux101 TS Enthusiast Posts: 49   +6

    I predict they'll terminate the series after two episodes. ( $ _ $ )
  11. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 953   +453

    Will it feature the dark side lead by Steve?

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