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what you should study.
thread on Monday, Microsoft
cofounder Bill Gates said if he were to enter college now, he’d major in
artificial intelligence, energy, or biosciences.
called them all “promising fields where you can make a huge impact.”
in technology and economics generally agree that there will be profound changes
in the next 20 years in the way companies use AI to
automate their factories, construction sites, and retail locations.
those systems will likely be untapped sources of renewable energy, like solar and wind
power. Gates has predicted humanity will see an “energy
miracle” within the next 15 years.
the US biotech market is growing at impressive rates, particularly as private firms
race to develop smarter drugs and treatment options for antibiotic-resistant
advice to pursue at least one of these three fields comes from personal
experience. As co-chair of the Gates Foundation, he has seen firsthand how much
progress the world has made in automating menial jobs, eradicating disease, and
bringing alternative energy sources to its poorest regions.
18-year-olds should take notice, he says.
know more than I did when I was your age,” he wrote in the Twitter thread.
“You can start fighting inequity, whether down the street or around the