Bill Gates sure knows how to get people’s attention. But at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design Conference this week, it didn’t take any high-tech tools to perk up the crowd, according to this article.
Gates unleashed a jar full of mosquitoes on the business, arts, and science leaders in the audience at the elite conference in in Monterey, Calif., to make a point about malaria.
“There is no reason only poor people should be infected,” he told them.
He paused before telling them the insects were disease free.
The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has pumped hundreds of millions of dollars into vaccination and disease-prevention programs in developing countries.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.