Stowe Boyd> Quartz: What do you think of a robot tax? This is the idea that in order to generate funds for training of workers, in areas such as manufacturingSee more, who are displaced by automation, one concrete thing that governments could do is tax the installation of a robot in a factory, for example.
> Bill Gates: Certainly there will be taxes that relate to automation. Right now, the human worker who does, say,
Abdou"If we’re going to solve climate change, we need to get to near-zero emissions on all the things that drive it—agriculture, electricity, manufacturingSee more, transportation, and buildings. I call these five areas the grand challenges in climate change [...]. Part of the solution is to invest in innovation in all five sectors so we can do these things without destroying the climate. We need breakthrough inventions in each of the grand challenges.
Thinking about it like that, it's quite shocking that most entrepreneurs are trying to solve "low impact problems" (ex: a new mobile app for X), when there are such incredible opportunities for innovation and lucrative business potential in areas that really matter for humanity such as climate change.
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