Turns out Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates battles with the “problem” of having a lot of excellent TELEVISION programs to select from — much like the.
Gates on Monday hosted his seventh Reddit Ask Me Anything occasion on the social platform. Redditors requested for his ideas on TELEVISION programs, books, taxes, dangers to mankind, healthcare and environment modification.
“Melinda and I watch things like Silicon Valley, This is Us, A Million Little Things. I watched The Americans with my son (too violent for Melinda),” he stated.
“I watched Narcos by myself. Billions, Lie to Me, Friday Night Lights, American Vandal, Black Mirror. There are so many good shows — people tell me about them but I can’t watch them all.”
In regards to books, he prefers non-fiction and posts evaluations on his blog site.
“I am reading Hacking Darwin now — about gene editing getting very popular and what policies should control the usage. I love books that explain things like Smil’s Energy and Civilization or all of Pinker’s books,” he stated of his reading practices.
“Factfulness by the Roslings is very readable — a great place to start to get a framework for the progress of humanity.”
He likewise believes billionaires, including himself, need to pay more in taxes to enhance education and healthcare in the United States.
“If people want the government to do more, it needs to be funded and I see us needing to improve our education and health services,” Gates stated. “A key element is making capital gains taxation more like ordinary income (some have suggested making them the same) and having an estate tax more like we had in the past (55 percent above $3.5 million).”
Gates stated he’s paid $10 billion in taxes however need to need to pay more on capital gains.
He was likewise asked what’s the best danger to mankind today. Gates stated terrorism and bioterrorism rank No. 1 amongst his issues. Climate modification is available in 2nd.
“It is disconcerting to see a rise of countries turning inwards and not investing in alliances which have helped us avoid big wars since World War 2,” Gates stated. “Climate change is a real test of how we can work together globally since it is a complex problem where major changes need to be done well in advance of the big harms.”
Gates likewise stated he marvels there hasn’t been more concentrate on developments “throughout all the sources [of climate change] consisting of farming and commercial products like steel and cement” due to the fact that just utilizing renewable resource “won’t stop the temperature from continuing to rise.”
Redditors likewise asked if there’s something Gates believes is “incredibly important” however hasn’t got much attention. Gates stated bipartisan agreement on how to reduce healthcare expenses is a “critical issue” that individuals aren’t paying adequate attention to.
“It does require looking at the numbers and studying what other countries do well,” he stated.
Gates likewise addressed more random concerns like his preferred prime number (response: 2) and whether he believes he’ll have the ability to leap over a chair 20 years from now. You can find out more here.
Originally released on Feb. 25, 9: 31 a.m. PT.
Update, Feb. 26 at 5: 51 a.m. PT.: Adds Gates’ responses on tv programs and books.