Bill & Melinda Gates: “Our big bet for the future”

Bill & Melinda Gates: “Our big bet for the future”

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Bill & Melinda Gates have made a big bet with the world.

In their 2015 Annual Letter, they predict some amazing breakthroughs will happen in the next 15 years. This video reveals what they are.

Bill and Melinda explain, “We’re putting our credibility, time, and money behind this bet — and asking others to join us — because we think there has never been a better time to accelerate progress and have a big impact around the world.

The rich world will keep getting exciting new advances too, but the improvements in the lives of the poor will be far more fundamental — the basics of a healthy, productive life. It’s great that more people in rich countries will be able to watch movies on super hi-resolution screens. It’s even better that more parents in poor countries will know their children aren’t going to die.”

These infographics explore each prediction in more detail.

1. Child deaths will go down and more diseases will be wiped out

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2. Africa will be able to feed itself

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3. Mobile banking will help the poor transform their lives

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4. Better software will revolutionise learning

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So how do we make sure these life-changing predications definitely come true? Bill & Melinda say, “It will take innovation in technology and in ways to deliver it to the people who need it most, which is what our foundation works on.

There’s another crucial factor: informed, passionate individuals working together to form effective movements for change. People who care about helping those in the world’s poorest places improve their lives. We call them global citizens. And with this letter, we’re helping to kick-start an effort to recruit tens of millions more of them.”

Read the full letter which includes videos, stories, facts and how you can be a global citizen!

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