Billionaire Bill Gates wants to quench the world’s thirst. But instead of inventing a new method of utilizing rain water, the computer programmer wants people to drink recycled poop.
In his latest article on his blog site GatesNotes, the co-founder of Microsoft unconvincingly tries to sell the idea that drinking processed shit water is a good thing.
“I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin,” Gates casually describes. “They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water.”
“The water tasted as good as any I’ve had out of a bottle,” Gates declares in an obvious attempt to overcome the natural human reaction of revulsion. “And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It’s that safe.”
While the idea of Bill Gates sipping on a glass of fresh poop water may be tremendously humorous, the sip takes a more menacing turn upon the realization that the billionaire is actually considering recycled water as a solution for eliminating human waste in poor countries.
Gates, via his tax-free globalist front organization The Gates Foundation, is providing seed money for treatment facilities that specialize in transforming poo into water and electricity.
According to Gates, drinking water derived from feces is necessary because toilets in third world countries don’t drain properly and because people in those areas “simply defecate out in the open.”
“The waste contaminates drinking water for millions of people, with horrific consequences: Diseases caused by poor sanitation kill some 700,000 children every year, and they prevent many more from fully developing mentally and physically,” Gates says.
Toilets aren’t viable because they “require a massive infrastructure of sewer lines and treatment plants that just isn’t feasible in many poor countries,” Gates argues, pointing to poop-recycling water plants as an “ingenious” solution.
Of course, money is also an incentive.
“The entrepreneur that owns this processor will get paid for the input, the sludge, and that same entrepreneur would get paid for the outputs, the electricity, the water and the ash,” explains bio-energy engineer Peter Janicki.
Thankfully, “It might be many years before the processor is being used widely,” Gates says, but the former CEO of Microsoft indicates he’s committed to fulfilling his shit-drinking vision.
“It’s the ultimate example of that old expression: one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”