On 2006-10-26, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
> On Thu, 26 Oct 2006 08:01:33 +0100, Mark Kent wrote:
>>>| According to Bill Gates, there will be no more car
>>>| accidents within 10 years. This is a direct statement
>>>| from the software giant himself.
>> Mr Gates really does seem to have lost any grip on reality.
> Or, the quote is wrong. Read the article, that's not what he said. He
> "One of the Microsoft researchers has a goal that there be no car wrecks,
> no crashes of cars, because by having software that can take over whenever
> a driver makes a mistake."
> A Microsoft researcher has a goal that tere be no car wrecks, not that
> there will be no car wrecks.
"His view is that weâ??ll be able to eliminate even that source of
death. I was very glad to hear that because, as we solve all these
medical things, in fact, these car accidents actually is a fairly
significant factor that itâ??s wonderful that software in 23 years,
software can do a lot.â??
Hmm."I was very glad to hear that...." Sounds like His Billness
believes in fairy tales.
Here's another article where it goes a little further:
Technology will advance so dramatically in the next 23 years that
vehicle accidents will be non-existent, say Microsoft chairperson
Bill Gates and former US president Bill Clinton.
"One of the Microsoft researchers has the goal that there will be no
car wrecks, no crashes of cars, because by having software that can
take over whenever a driver makes a mistake, [it] will be able to
eliminate even that source of death. In 23 years, software can do a
lot," said Gates.
Again, "In 23 years, software can do a lot." Sounds like he's agreeing
it can be done here, too.
This time, though, he won't have to deny he ever said it. He'll be off
on an island someplace, storing his bodily fluids, sleeping in coffins
filled with special gaseous mixtures to extend his life, and letting
his hair and nails grow forever. Nobody will be able to contact him to
ask him why he made such stupid statements.
I don't know where the number 10 came from.
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