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6 things Bill Gates predicted 20 years ago – and which have come true

Created: 7/26/2022, 5:22 p.m

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is a visionary entrepreneur. As early as 1999 he made some predictions in a book that have come true.

1 / 6 Back in 1999, Gates predicted the triumph of social media. © Christoph Dernbach/dpa
Fröhliche Frau am Strand mit Smartphone
2 / 6 Bill Gates also foresaw smartphones 20 years ago. © IMAGO/Svetlana Iakusheva
Blick auf ein Vergleichsportal. Foto: Christoph Schmidt/Illustration
3 / 6 In 1999, Bill Gates saw it as clear as day: Comparison portals will prevail. © Christoph Schmidt/dpa/Illustration
Bei Instagram wird es künftig nicht nur mehr Werbung geben, sie wird auch personalisiert. Foto: Britta Pedersen
4 / 6 Bill Gates had long suspected that personalized advertising would become established. © Britta Pedersen/dpa
Xing Logo
5 / 6 Gates prophesied in 1999 that job seekers would exchange information via online job exchanges in the future. © Georg Wendt/dpa
Smart Home
6 / 6 Smart home: Gates also saw the coming of technology in one’s own home early on. © Lino Mirgeler/dpa

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