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Bill Gates kicks off search for toilet of the future - Yahoo! News Canada: Will a super-toilet improve the lives of the poor?

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CA.NEWS.YAHOO.COM reports:
From Yahoo! News Canada: Microsoft co-founder turned global philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday launched a search for a new toilet better suited to developing countries.




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  • Red 2012/08/16 11:48:44
  • TuringsChild 2012/08/15 23:39:48
    Agree
    TuringsChild
    Composting toilets are a water-wise, environmentally friendly means of dealing with what must be dealt with.
  • Pedro Doller ~Inc. 2012/08/15 19:01:55
    Agree
    Pedro Doller ~Inc.
    It's not the toilet, it's the person using the toilet. This is a DLL problem for Microsoft, one hand used for eating and one hand used for wiping one's ass. The inefficiencies of out sourcing to Bangalore.

    ddd
  • baboula 2012/08/15 17:57:57
    Disagree
    baboula
    Better than the toilet that was supposed to save water and instead it needed to be flushed 2xs?
    How about if Gates uses his money for the betterment of the United States - he can worry about toilets later
  • ray 2012/08/15 17:44:31
    Agree
    ray
    +1
    First step would be to get the poor countries to rise to the level of a 14th century outhouses.
    Not Using the same rivers and and lakes that is used for drinking and cooking is an advanced concept .
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2012/08/15 17:40:50
    Agree
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +1
    It's been invented already...
    http://www.drytoilet.org/
    maybe he wants to compete with the Finnish company?
  • Schläue~© 2012/08/15 17:40:04
    Disagree
    Schläue~©
  • IndyLinda 2012/08/15 17:38:14
    Agree
    IndyLinda
    +1
    Let's flush Windows.
  • Transquesta 2012/08/15 17:29:49
    Agree
    Transquesta
    +2
    A toilet which can cleanly dispose of waste without using water, and hopefully without using any other fuel than the sun, would be tantamount to the discovery of penicillin or the development of the polio vaccine. It'd be THAT big of an achievement. Human/animal waste is one of the primary contributors to squalor/unsanitary conditions the world over.
  • Turings... Transqu... 2012/08/15 23:40:59
    TuringsChild
    +1
    Look up 'Composting Toilet'.
  • Transqu... Turings... 2012/08/15 23:42:47
    Transquesta
    Composting toilets are great, but they're not quite suitable for 'high volume' applications--i.e., families. That's why Bill Gates is going to the trouble.
  • Turings... Transqu... 2012/08/15 23:51:55
    TuringsChild
    +1
    That was then. This is now...
    http://www.clivusmultrum.com/...
  • Transqu... Turings... 2012/08/15 23:55:21
    Transquesta
    +1
    Impressive!


    . . .Now, how affordable would a set up like that be in some poor African country?
  • FanOreilly 2012/08/15 17:22:47
    Agree
    FanOreilly
    +3
    I know toilets make my life better.

    man on the toilet

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