Watch Bill Gates drink water that used to be human poop

Watch Bill Gates drink water that used to be human poop

By Russell Brandom on January 6, 2015 12:43 pm Email @russellbrandom


For years, the Gates Foundation has been looking for a machine that could make contaminated water safe to drink. More than 2.5 billion people on earth have no reliable access to clean drinking water, so the humanitarian implications of such a machine would be immense. With the Janicki Omniprocessor, the Gates Foundation thinks it’s found the best way to do it, converting sewer sludge into water, electricity, and sterile ash that can be used as fertilizer. That system allows the Janicki operator to buy the sewer sludge at cost, and fund for the operation by selling electricity back to the grid. It’s an ambitious plan, but the Gates Foundation may have the resources to make it work.

Still, they have to show it works first. To that end, the foundation made a video demonstrating all the steps of the process, culminating with Bill Gates himself drinking a glass from the machine, knowing that just five minutes earlier that water was sewage. Digg was even nice enough to put the moment in GIF form.

Bottoms up.

One comment

  • theunhivedmind

    Malthusian Gates attempt at taking a swig of this fluid is totally unconvincing. Notice he keeps his lips close together, you can bet any that entered his mouth would be discreetly spat back. I’d say the most Gates had was a lip wetting. Notice he’s bloody nodding as he’s supposedly drinking.

    -= The Unhived Mind

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