The relationship between Elon Musk y Bill Gates it has never been good, this may be because while one considers himself a philanthropist, the other is a provocateur and agitator of the masses. In both cases we are faced with millionaires who use their money to carry out actions that the population may like more or less.
During an interview on the BBC, Bill Gates was presented with a question that he may not have expected. The question in question wanted to address the situation of space travel and, above all, its need related to the economic expense that these ambitious projects entail.
Bill Gates gave an answer that surprised everyone. The founder of Microsoft made it clear that the proposal to travel to space is a completely unnecessary expense and that, instead, that money can be invested in getting vaccines for any type of disease, although he specifically spoke of measles.
In the example used by Bill Gates he commented that with only 1,000 dollars you could cure measles in a person for life and that, logically, by putting this situation in perspective with the idea of going to Mars, the result is that the idea of traveling to space is not as attractive as saving the lives of people on our planet.
Bill Gates is not interested in going to Mars and criticizes Elon Musk’s position
Elon Musk is more than known for his provocative ideas and that, normally, do not end up working. In fact, just a few months ago he took control of Twitter and, from that moment, the social network has begun to fall into a spiral of bad decisions from which it is very difficult to recover.
Bill Gates for his part has always been sensible, even during the pandemic situation where he encouraged people to get vaccinated. On the opposite side was Elon Musk who came to doubt vaccines for a good part of the time and, sometimes, publishes a tweet on Twitter that refers to his skepticism towards vaccines.
In short, trips to Mars are an interesting proposal and, by boat soon, it is much more attractive than buying vaccines for people who need them. Perhaps the romanticization of space exploration has caused many people to lose their way when it comes to trying to solve current problems on Earth..
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