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Bill Gates: People Don’t Realize What’s Coming

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Bill Gates: People Don’t Realize What’s Coming

Somnath Singh
JavaScript in Plain English
13 min readApr 13


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In the 16th century, there was a man by the name of Nostradamus.

He was a man with the gift of foresight. Some say he predicted the rise of Napoleon, the French Revolution, and even the world wars.

People still search for hidden meanings in Nostradamus’ verses, hoping to gain insight into what the future holds.

In many ways, Nostradamus reminds us of the importance of looking ahead and preparing for what may come.

Jumping ahead a couple of centuries and we’ve got Bill Gates, a man who has his own share of some spot-on predictions.

Back in ’75, Gates predicted computers would be ubiquitous, as common as our left hand. And here we are.

In ’95, He predicted the internet would be the next big thing, and boy was he right. Now we live in a world where the internet has revolutionized the way we exist.

Gates also knew that we’d be using our smartphones and tablets for everything from making phone calls to accessing the internet.

And now? You’re reading this on one.

Also, the power of online advertising? Gates saw that coming too.

He knew that targeted ads would be the future, and now online advertising is a multi-billion-dollar industry.

In one interview, he said, “I would not be traveling for the year”.

and… well, you know the rest, the pandemic and all that.

Let’s just say, his crystal ball is usually on point.e

Gates is now talking about artificial intelligence, and how it’s the most important innovation of our time.

Are you ready for what’s coming?

Bill Gates doesn’t think so.

In fact, he’s sounding the alarm on a future that many of us don’t realize is just around the corner. He thinks AI is going to shake things up in a big way:

Soon Job demand for lots of skill sets will be substantially lower. I don’t think people have that in their mental model.”

“In the past, labors went off and did other jobs, but now there will be a lot of angst