Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates said that the world is a small place, and that when it comes to measuring our energy and the health of the planet, we have to take a big step back.
Gates, who co-founded Microsoft with Steve Ballmer, said that when he talks about the importance of making sure that our people are getting the care they need, that people are receiving the services they need.
“There is no such thing as a good measure of a society or an environment,” Gates said.
“You have to look at how people are living in it, how they are doing on their terms, and the way they are living their terms.”
While Gates is right to say that the importance is not in measuring everything, he does go on to say, “We are on a trajectory to having an energy-hungry world.”
We don’t need a new, fancy instrument to measure it, he said.
He added, “What we need is an energy that is being consumed.
We need to have enough energy to sustain us, and not be wasted.”
He said that a lot of the stuff that we do as humans, we do for our families.
And then when we do that, we get into a situation where we’re consuming energy to maintain our homes, our families, our communities, and our planet.
Gays and lesbians, he added, are a huge part of this energy use, and it’s not a question of us having to do more than that.
It’s a question about us having the right technology.
“I’m just saying that there are many ways in which we are consuming more energy,” Gates told Entertainment Weekly.
“That is not the only thing.”
Gates said that we are on the right track, but that we need to make sure we’re making progress.
“The technology is there.
The tools are there.
We just need to take the first step, and then do the next.”