Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Fri 24th Jul 2009 21:38 UTC
In the News In a recent speech Bill Gates gave to a group of government officials and tech specialists in New Delhi, he criticized US privacy and immigration laws, spoke of his outlook on future technologies, and explained why he got rid of his Facebook page. His criticisms of the US laws took the pretense that health care providers and doctors not being able to share medical information of an individual to other institutions was a stumbling block and that exceptions in strict immigration ought to be made for "smart people" to live and work in high-paying jobs in the US. Gates also mentioned his views of a future with cell phones recognizing people around them or testing for diseases and an Internet being utilized for a broader use than simply web pages and the like. He mentioned that he once had a Facebook page and that it became too much of a time-waster having to sort through ten thousand friend requests periodically.
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Bill Gates has made plenty of pleas for increase in investment/quality into the American educational system.

This is not about H1B visas, but to actually make the US immigration system far more "sensical" like Canada does with their point system, which favors the immigration of well educated/prepared professionals.

I have no love for Microsoft, but Bill Gates as a private citizen makes a hell of a lot of sense most of the time.

Edited 2009-07-25 18:23 UTC

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