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American billionaire Bill Gates, who spends most of his time studying global threats to humanity’s existence, such as climate change or pandemics, said that current and future generations are lucky compared to those born before. .
To prove his words, Gates cited the following statistics: 300 years ago, most people died before the age of 40, and today the life expectancy in the United States has exceeded 76 years.
Just a century ago, the world had the highest infant mortality, and now this figure is close to a minimum, and advances in the field of medicine make it possible to hope that in the very near future humanity will defeat cancer and polio.
Gates noted that not all innovations benefit people, such as nuclear or biological weapons, but he believes humanity will have the common sense not to exterminate itself.
– The number of people in the world who are educated, the quality of the tools we have to drive our innovations, whether it be in health, energy or education, are fantastic things… Modernity also carries some risks, but overall I am incredibly optimistic said the billionaire.