Shit just got real. Real satisfying!
Anyone who spent the 80s and 90s wanting Bill Gates to eat shit has finally of gotten their wish. Just not in the way they may have once hoped for. In a new YouTube video, he does drink water made from human waste that's been sent through a Janicki Omniprocessor, a self-contained poop plant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The device takes human crap, which they repeatedly refer to as "sludge" for pretty obvious reasons, and boils it down—creating clean, drinkable water. The remaining waste is then burned to create electricity, which will no doubt be an easier sell to consumers than a tall, cold glass of yesterday's lunch.
The video explains how similar plants could save countless lives in places around the world with plenty of poop and very little water. Which is why Gates is not only funding the project, he's putting his mouth where his money is.
Their biggest problem will be marketing. Americans may not be desperate enough to start drinking poop water. But considering our own drought problems, we should at least be on board with the idea of using it for things like watering our lawns, washing our cars, or dumping buckets of it over our heads in the name of charity.