Recently, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is promoting his new book how to avoid a climate disaster through various channels. On Wednesday, he first came to the recently popular voice social platform Clubhouse, and shared with CNBC reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin (Andrew Ross Sorkin) about the connection between COVID-19, bitcoin and climate change, and why she used Android mobile phone in an hour’s exchange, as well as his anecdote in the quarantine during the epidemic.The following are the main contents shared by gates this time:
1、 Get used to Android, but it’s not contradictory to using iPhone
Since clubhouse is currently only compatible with IOS, many people wonder whether the Microsoft co-founder has invested in the arms of his old rivals and bought an iPhone. But Gates said that is not the case. The mobile phone he usually uses is not made by apple.
“Microsoft software pre installed by some Android manufacturers is very convenient for me.” “They are more flexible in dealing with the relationship between software and operating system,” Gates said. That’s why I finally got used to Android… I have a lot of friends who use the iPhone, so it’s not contradictory. “
Paul Davison, co-founder of clubhouse, also briefly entered the room during the dialogue. He told gates and Sorkin that the Android version of clubhouse is the company’s top priority at present.
IINot as rich as musk, be careful to enter bitcoin
“Musk has a lot of money. He is a very cutting-edge person, so I’m not worried that his bitcoin will rise and fall randomly. But I think people without the same savings may fall into a delusion. If they are not as rich as elonmusk, they may need to be cautious“ Gates said in the live studio that he was not optimistic about the rise of the bitcoin exchange rate. And manufacturing bitcoin requires a lot of energy, which is bad for the environment.
Sorkin asked gates what he thought of the “climate debate” triggered by the bitcoin. This view holds that the mining process of cryptocurrency requires a lot of computing power and very power consumption. In fact, Gates has made it clear that he does not look like a special currency.
“Bitcoin consumes more electricity in each transaction than any known payment method. So in terms of climate, it has a great impact. ” “If you use green energy and don’t crowd out other ways of using it, it may not be a big deal,” Gates said. Although you may label me a ‘bitcoin skeptic’ because I haven’t invested in bitcoin yet, I don’t think there are too many connections between these things. I invest in malaria vaccines, measles vaccines, and companies that produce various products. But this model is not to buy low and sell high. However, if others can get rich in this way, I will applaud them. “
Gates added that there are other ways to make digital currency, but the focus is not on secret transactions. He revealed that the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is investing in such services to help lift the poorest people in India and Africa out of poverty.
IIIThere are so many mistakes in COVID-19 that the government needs to learn from them.
Gates received a second dose of the new crown vaccine a week ago, about a month from the first dose“ This is the only time I feel lucky because I am a 65 year old man. ” He said. According to the regulations of Gates’s Washington state, the elderly have the priority to receive the new crown vaccine.
Asked when he could travel safely, gates replied: “I hope to set a good example. Even if you are vaccinated, you will still catch the virus. I won’t stop wearing a mask or relax my vigilance, especially when dealing with other elderly people who haven’t been vaccinated. It should not be until the end of spring or summer to understand the situation through figures. At that time, it can be ‘presumptuous’. “
Gates reiterated that vaccines should be distributed in all countries or regions, not only in rich countries. Only in this way can global travel restrictions be truly relaxed. He predicted that the United States will make a great change by this summer. All schools should start in the autumn, but children should still wear masks.
“Wearing masks is not a big deal. The price is not expensive. We have gradually got used to it.” He said, “I will always set an example and wear it until the autumn until it is clear that the number of infections has been greatly reduced.”
When talking about whether the whole American society realized the importance of believing in science through the epidemic, Gates said that leadership is crucial in the crisis. Leaders should be willing to share negative news and develop an appropriate test system.
“There are so many mistakes in the epidemic that they are incredible.” “We are glad that the virus is not too deadly,” Gates said. But half a million Americans still died, an incredible number. I think this will leave a memory for at least a generation, and the government will learn lessons and take appropriate measures. Even if it is possible that 10% or 20% of people will never believe it – which is obviously the case in the general election – but this is a serious thing. Most people are surrounded by people dying from the epidemic. “
In his new book, how to avoid a climate disaster, gates formulated a comprehensive strategic road map for the global realization of net zero emissions, pointing out what additional innovation is needed to succeed.
In view of this, the Gates Foundation is also strongly calling on governments, the private sector and international organizations to strengthen social security systems and help people in the most vulnerable communities have access to credit, insurance and savings. In addition, because climate change has had an increasingly adverse impact on water resources, soil, forests and other important natural resources, public policies should recognize these problems in time and protect these natural resources as much as possible.
IVCompared with 10 years ago, the production of content today is shocking
Like ordinary people, Gates also spent a lot of spare time watching TV programs on platforms such as Netflix. He said that compared with 10 years ago, the current content production is shocking, and there are a lot of content that people can’t put down.
“The complex plot, excellent production, and even the effect of the documentary are amazing.” Gates said. He added that he was going to finish reading a book one night this week, but he was fascinated by a French suspense thriller “lupin” on Netflix.
“When I recovered, I found that I had watched it for four hours. I was a little out of control that night. Even I felt embarrassed myself. I seldom do this, but the content really makes you difficult to extricate yourself. You just sit there and keep chasing the play. “
Gates also used the great courses to attend college courses because he insisted that “it’s never too old to learn” – of course, this is when he doesn’t pursue drama.
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