We’re no longer introducing Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft in 1975! This man changed the world! Our way of working today is thanks to him. In an article published in Michigan Institute of Technology magazine, Bill Gates discusses the innovations he believes will change the world of tomorrow.
Nuclear energy, pill cameras, cancer vaccines or artificial intelligence, all of these innovations could create the new world. A world that is obviously geared towards new technologies, but also towards medical research. Bill Gates is known for using a large portion of his fortune for charity through his foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The intestinal camera pill
The colonoscopy can now only be checked by a colonoscopy. A very intrusive procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Tomorrow these examinations could be done with a swallowable camera pill … In developing countries, where malnutrition often leads to intestinal problems, this method could identify possible problems more quickly and easily.
A pill to explore our intestines.
The agility of robots!
We cannot say that today’s robots are the most skillful. For Gates, artificial intelligence, combined with machine learning, will make it possible in less than 5 years to make robots more skillful … and therefore use them for certain tasks that currently only a human can perform.
Robot Chien Spot / Copyright: Boston Dynamics
A vaccine against cancer
Obviously, this is one of the medical advances we are all waiting for! Santé Publique France recalls that cancer is the leading cause of death in men and the second most common in women in France.
Lyon: a vaccine against gastro to fight cancer
The vaccine is currently in the testing phase, it would allow the immune system to recognize and eliminate cancer cells without affecting healthy cells. The same system as current chemotherapy, but in the form of a vaccine. A hope for everyone that will undoubtedly change the world!
In the medical field, too, the smartwatches that we know to count our steps or measure our heart rate could be a game changer! Indeed, by incorporating electrocardiograms into their algorithms, these clocks could save lives. An electrocardiogram detects the presence of blood clots and could therefore prevent strokes. But of course it detects the heartbeat, which could lead to early detection of heart disease and preventing a heart attack.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 connected watch. Image rights: Alexandre / Neozone
Detection of premature babies in newborns
Every year 15 million babies die of premature birth worldwide. The WHO declares that a premature baby is born before 37 completed weeks of gestation. In 2015, 1 million babies died from being born prematurely. Today this premature birth can be detected by an invasive and painful biopsy, tomorrow it will be possible to recognize the risks of a premature birth and to overcome them in advance with a simple blood test of the mother.
More than ten years of research into the development of an artificial placenta. Photo credit: Shutterstock / Mopic
Toilets without sewerage
For us, toilets are inevitably connected to sewers that discharge sewage. This does not apply to the entire population … 2 billion people in the world live without sewers! Self-filtering toilets that can destroy rubbish without a sewer would of course be a revolution. And would enable better hygiene and less disease, even in the most remote parts of the world.
TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 26, 2017: Modern high-tech toilet with electronic bidet made in Japan
An artificial steak?
We know to what extent meat production in particular causes greenhouse gas emissions. For Bill Gates, the solution lies in meat, which is made in the laboratory. A meat with the same qualities (nutrients, taste) that should be available even in the next few months … It remains to be seen whether this artificial meat really looks like the meat we know. It will probably take several years to convince the general public!
KFC artificial nuggets
We all know Alexa or Google Home, which react to our voice! And sometimes these networked speakers do us a great service! You close the shutters, turn on the light, play our favorite song … And you can manage our agenda too! Tomorrow, by perfecting their language, they could help us even more to cope with our daily lives. Real progress, that has yet to be proven?
Artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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