It's refreshing that the Gates have been doing this for so long. Putting their money where their mouths are for sure. Kudos to them.Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a bet.
We started our foundation in 2000 with the idea that by backing innovative work in health and education, we could help billions of people improve their lives. The progress we've seen so far is so exciting that we are doubling down on the bet we made 15 years ago.
Here's our bet: The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. We're putting our credibility, time and money behind this bet because we think there has never been a better time to accelerate progress and have a big impact around the world.
Here are four big breakthroughs we see coming by 2030:
The one thing I caution though: assuming they succeed with what they're doing in Africa, population will explode. How much more population can this planet handle? Clean drinking water will become more of a valued resource than it already is. Hopefully their counterparts that are investing in space travel and research will get some breakthroughs. As a species we may have to start mining other bodies in this solar system for resources.