Thursday, April 13, 2017
Gates Foundation Releases New Virtual Reality Game to Highlight Life-Saving Innovations
The game appears alongside a post entitled “Hidden in Plain Sight” on Gates’ personal blog, Gates Notes. But it’s much more than a game, of course. This is the benefactor who built chicken coops inside a Manhattan high-rise, released mosquitoes on an unsuspecting audience, and drank purified poop water—all to make some larger point more memorable.
The basic goal may be to spot some life-improving intervention in its natural habitat, showing how incredible breakthroughs are becoming more common every day within the developing world. But the true purpose is to telegraph something that even deep-pocketed philanthropists are bad at bankrolling: hope...