Bill Gates could Live Forever
I'm sure a lot of people have opinions about what Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and richest man in the world, should do with his money. And I'm not usually the kind of person to tell billionaires how to spend their money. But I've had this idea stuck in my head that just makes so much sense that I have to write a page about it and hope that this gets to Bill Gates. So if you read this web page and like the idea and are going to see Bill, please pass this on to him.
Bill Gates is in his early forties and will probably live another 35 years based on today's life expectancies for males. However, we are on the verge of serious medical advancements do to cloning, computers, and genetic engineering that could push life expectancy a lot higher. They have found the gene that causes aging and are maybe 10 year away from a drug that could push life expectancy to 150 to 200 years. Once you get to that point you will have plenty of time to develop new medical technology to actually achieve immortality. The question is, will Bill Gates be the last generation to die of old age, or the first generation to live forever?
How fast we get to immortality depends in part on the amount of money spent on medical research. If we were to seriously increase funding we might win the race in time for Bill Gates to live forever. Without funding it will still happen, but it may be 20 years after Gates is dead and gone. We don't know at this point if Bill Gates will make it or not.
However, Bill Gates is the richest man in the world and has made over $60 billion dollars as the founder of Microsoft. When Bill Gates dies, he can't take it with him. But, if he were to spend that money on medical research, it is likely that he could push forward the advances in time for him to take advantage of them himself. I therefore seems logical to me that Bill Gates should fund and invest in companies that are working towards immortality. That's what I would do if I had Bill Gates money (besides the harem of course).
What I Want
I Marc Perkel, am a Computer Programmer and I'm the same age as Bill Gates. If Bill Gates achieves immortality in his lifetime, then maybe he'll do it in my lifetime. Because I'm the one who thought of this, I want to be one of the first to get in on it when it's available, and get a few million bucks for coming up with the idea now. I also want a free copy of everything Microsoft publishes for life and a permanent membership in all Microsoft Developer programs. And if Bill Gates and I become immortal, that's a lot of free software. I'm not asking for much.
So, if anyone from Microsoft reads this and is buds with Bill, please pass this on. I'm looking forward to running Windows 3000 and having to deal with the Y10K bugs. (When software dies because of 4 digit years)
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