he founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, who in recent years stood out for his ‘predictions’ on issues such as covid and the arrival of streaming services such as the successful Netflix, the concept and operation of the smartphone linked to his vision of PCs pocketbook , he made headlines again for a recent article entitled Reasons for Optimism after a Tough Year, in which he included five new predictions that he believes will come true in the near future.
THE WORST OF COVID WILL HAPPEN IN 2022
According to the magnate, the worst of the coronavirus is not yet to come, the worst is happening today. However, in 2022, the disease will begin to gradually reduce.
“Due to the Delta variant and vaccine acceptance problems, we are not as close to the end of the pandemic as I expected. I didn’t expect such a highly transmissible variant to appear, and I underestimated how difficult it would be to convince people to get vaccinated and keep wearing masks. However, I am hopeful that the end is in sight. It may be silly to make another prediction, but I think the acute phase of the pandemic will come to an end sometime in 2022, “he wrote.
ABOUT THE METAVERSE
For the tycoon this development will be very useful and he predicts that in the next two or three years, most virtual meetings will move from grids of 2D camera images , to a 3D space with digital avatars.
“Both Facebook and Microsoft recently unveiled their visions on this, which gave most people their first glimpse of what it will be like. The idea is that, over time, you use your avatar to meet people in a virtual space that reproduces the feeling of being in a real room with them. To do this, you will need VR goggles and motion capture gloves to accurately capture your expressions, your body language, and the quality of your voice. Most people don’t have these tools yet, which will slow down adoption a bit. (One of the things that allowed the rapid switch to video meetings was the fact that many people already had computers or smartphones with cameras.) Microsoft plans to release a provisional version next year,Gates wrote.
In terms of medicine, the billionaire emphasizes that remote diagnoses will be much more precise and that devices that each person will have at home will be used.
“I predict that most virtual meetings will move from 2D camera imaging grids to a 3D space with digital avatars… Nowadays, when it comes time for your annual physical, you probably have to go to your doctor’s office. your doctor to take your vital signs and draw blood. But what if you had a device at home that your doctor could remotely control to measure your blood pressure? What if you could check the data collected by your smartwatch to see how you sleep and what your active heart rate is? What if you could get a blood test done at a convenient location in your neighborhood – perhaps at your local pharmacy – that sent the results directly to your doctor? What if you could still see a GP you like, even if he moved to another state? “wrote Bill Gates.
For his part, he considers that the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, through blood tests, will reach a more advanced level.
THE YEAR OF THE NEW NORMALITY
Finally, the tycoon predicts that in 2022 the covid-19 pandemic will begin to reduce and the world will slowly return to normal.