It's not Friday but this one is too good to pass up on!
Scott Adams has a real knack for coming out with things that really make people think. Over the weekend he came out with the following bombshell on the Dilbert Blog:
I think that in an election cycle or two you will see an atheist business leader emerge as a legitimate candidate for president. And his name will be Bill Gates.
By then, Bill Gates will have done so much good for the world through his charitable works that combined with his business success he’ll appear more qualified than any other candidate. His early bachelor life and some of his business practices will come back to haunt him if he runs, but he can still win with this simple slogan: “Who would you rather have on your side?” He’ll confess to all of his past imperfections and say that presidents are poor choices for role models. He’ll advise you to look to your parents for role models while you let him run the country.
I doubt Bill Gates is considering a run for president right now, largely because it’s so hard to make a difference from that job. His charities will have more impact. But I think he’ll someday realize that the world needs a rational thinker in the top spot and no one else can win.
At least you’d know he wouldn’t be in it for the money or to speed up the Rapture. He has my vote.
Given the impact that Bill Gates has had on the computing industry (and no matter what you think of him or of Microsoft, you can't deny that he's had a huge impact), I'm interested in what people who move in tech circles think about this.[poll id=32]