Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned that tens of millions of people could be killed in a deadly global pandemic in the next 10 to 15 years.
Making his first appearance at the Munich security conference on Saturday, Gates warned the international community about the threat of biological warfare, which according to him, is not being taken seriously enough.
“The next epidemic could originate on the computer screen of a terrorist intent on using genetic engineering to create a synthetic version of the smallpox virus … or a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu,” said the American genius.
He said that getting ready for the deadly pandemic is every bit as important as nuclear deterrence.
“With nuclear weapons, you’d think you would probably stop after killing 100 million. Smallpox won’t stop. Because the population is naive, and there are no real preparations. That, if it got out and spread, would be a larger number,” he…