Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business | Wired.com

Bill Gates: Here's My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help | Wired Business | Wired.com

I have known since my early thirties that I was going to give my wealth back to society. The success of Microsoft provided me with an enormous fortune, and I felt responsible for using it in a thoughtful way. I had read a lot about how governments underinvest in basic scientific research. I thought, that’s a big mistake. If we don’t give scientists the room to deepen our fundamental understanding of the world, we won’t provide a basis for the next generation of innovations. I figured, therefore, that I could help the most by creating an institute where the best minds would come to do research....
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