25 Feb '16, 7pm

Bill Gates claims climate-saving energy breakthrough is only 15 years away

Bill Gates claims climate-saving energy breakthrough is only 15 years away

That’s an ambitious goal, and one that would make most people skeptical. In fact, some industry experts like venture capitalist Peter Thiel and economist Robert Gordon argue that the rate of technological innovation in the world has slowed to the point where that’s just not possible. Gates, however, disagrees: in the interview, he points out that some fields, like energy, aren’t subject to constant innovation. Instead, incremental changes in the technology add up until they finally reach a critical point and make huge leaps forward every 20-30 years. While we’ll obviously have to wait and see if Gates’ predictions pan out, this is a man who’s helped completely redefine the computing world, so his ideas are definitely worth watching.

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