The American computer scientist and tycoon Bill Gates is one of the most influential people when it comes to speaking out and spreading his ideas about issues that have to do with the behavior of society. Among the variables that he addressed the most is the pandemic and now he talked about a global economic crisis.
The voice of Gates is noticeable in the world, pues el hombre, 66 years old and co-founder of Microsoft, has made known his habits, beliefs and secrets with them that he has managed to convert into a subject with greater capital in the world.
The businessman’s passion revolves around technology, but in a recent interview with the US channel Nation World News the computer scientist addressed issues related to economics.
The Microsoft co-founder addressed the impending crisis due to the ongoing war between the nations of Ukraine and Russia. Consequently, this brought with it the effects of inflation on the prices of gas, electricity and other services or products.
In the intervention with the aforementioned news channel, Gates explained that the current economic context, together with the health crisis of the coronavirus, will have consequences in economic terms because “Government debt levels were already very, very high and there were already supply chain problems.”
“I fear that the pessimists have a very strong argument that worries me greatly. You can only be optimistic in the long term if you are pessimistic enough to survive in the short term.”
So Bill Gates doesn’t hesitate to give a recommendation to people who follow or listen to him and that’s “Invest with optimism”.
According to the new alert from the American computer scientist, the global crisis will be the one that will give way to an economic slowdown in a few years.
“It is likely to accelerate the inflationary problems that the economies of a rich world have and that will force an increase in interest rates that ends up causing an economic slowdown”, said the also philanthropist.
On the other hand, in the same vein, the president in Latin America of Microsoft, Rodrigo Kede Lima, was in a recent interview with Forbes in which he addressed the issue of digital security.
With the arrival of digital and its expansion around the world, this theme is no longer concentrated only in large companies and has become a so-called “use explosion”, according to Kede Lima. This way, companies must now invest in technology and “are becoming companies of Software”, something that, in turn, is related to democratization.
The president of Microsoft Latin America said that One of the main factors that are on the agenda and will become more relevant in the future is cybersecurity.
“If artificial intelligence is the great opportunity to make companies more competitive, Cybersecurity and privacy are the biggest risk and biggest problem we will have in the next ten years.”exactly.
For engineer Kede Lima, the pandemic has played its part in technology and the so-called “attack surface” has expanded after people started working from home, due to confinement and health restrictions in each nation.
Consequently, it’s not just a security issue that’s tied to the data stored at the source, but since everything is connected, hacking a car or gas pipeline could be possible, the leader analyzes.
Given the above, in general, “companies are making more and more investments to protect themselves. It’s a very serious problem. The next pandemic will be a cyber attack, in the sense that if telecommunications are disrupted, it is a lockdown (lockdown)”alerted the Latin American representative.