24 July 2009

Bill Gates Shows His True Identity

And so it starts to come out:

Microsoft is angling to work on India’s national identity card project, Mr. Gates said, and he will be meeting with Nandan Nilekani, the minister in charge. Like Mr. Gates, Mr. Nilekani stopped running the technology company he helped to start, Infosys, after growing it into one of the biggest players in the business. He is now tasked with providing identity cards for India’s 1.2 billion citizens starting in 2011. Right now in India, many records like births, deaths, immunizations and driving violations are kept on paper in local offices.

Mr. Gates was also critical of the United States government’s unwillingness to adopt a national identity card, or allow some businesses, like health care, to centralize data keeping on individuals.

Remind me again why we bother listening to this man...

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Hugh Isaacs II said...

Doesn't sound bad to me.

Tom said...

Hey Glyn,

I just saw your keynote ( http://www.geeksoc.org/gcds/ ) and I loved it. Inspiring stuff. You should really upload it to Youtube etc.

Congrats & Cheers

- Tom -

Glyn Moody said...

Ah well, each to his own.

Glyn Moody said...

Thanks for the kind words - and the suggestion. I'll certainly explore that idea.