Billionaire Bill Gates is warning that America is heading for “civil war” and fears that “political polarization” could “bring it all to an end.”
Gates made the prediction during a recent keynote conversation at this year’s Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy.
The Microsoft co-founder revealed that he plans to end Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 25 years.
“The goal for the foundation is to run for another 25 years,” Gates said in the keynote conversation with Forbes’ Chief Content Officer Randall Lane.
He revealed that he plans to spend billions of dollars over the next few years on fighting “infectious disease” and “climate change.”
“We think spending all the money in that timeframe makes sense,” he said.
“So we’ll be shifting money over more and more, we committed to raise the spend level up.”
However, Gates, who predicted a pandemic back in 2015, said he expects the United States to soon be torn apart by “civil war.”
“We’re going to have a hung election and a civil war,” he said.
“I admit that political polarization may bring it all to an end,” added.
Gates also revealed that he’s been trying to come up with a solution for tackling “misinformation” and “conspiracy theories.”
“I have a group that tracks what’s on the web that’s talking about things that connect to me,” he said.
“Overwhelmingly during the pandemic, 95% was all the conspiracy theory stuff.”
“The polarization and lack of trust is a problem,” he said.
“One of the best-selling books last year was a book by Robert Kennedy, saying that I like to make money and kill millions of people with vaccines.
“It’s wild that [that] sells well.”
Gates said that he hopes to put an end to people asking questions about “crazy stuff.”
“People seek simple solutions [and] the truth is kind of boring sometimes,” Gates told Forbes.
“Anybody who’s got good innovations on reducing polarization, getting the truth to be as interesting as the crazy stuff, that would be well worth investing in.”
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