March 27, 2013
Finally, a technological breakthrough of epic proportions is about to take place within our lifetimes.
The ramifications of this new technological development could be felt (literally) in all corners of the world.
While the revolutionary invention mentioned above has yet to be introduced to the market, there is little doubt that a new and improved version of the condom will indeed find itself on shelves and on . . . other places . . . in the near future.
This is because the world’s favorite philanthropist, Bill Gates, has recently offered a $100,000 reward to anyone who is able to design a condom that is easier to wear, more cleverly packaged, or one that is able to overcome cultural differences.
The money, which is being offered by the famed Gates Foundation via the Grand Challenges in Global Health Program (GCGHP), is available to “anyone – students, scientists or entrepreneurs,” who is able to improve the condom in such a way.
Of course, it would be virtually impossible to argue against the development of a condom that was more effective or easier to use. Many may actually be hoping that this is one area in which Gates is successful. After all, there is certainly nothing wrong with scientific progress or enabling individuals to choose whether or not they have children and providing them a way to prevent the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases.
Yet, regardless of whether or not a Next Generation Prophylactic is a desirable outcome, it is also important for us to maintain a view as to Gates’ own motivation for such a development might be. Clearly, Gates is not interested in the sexual pleasure, convenience, or health of the millions of people who will be using the new condom.
The impetus for Gates’ allegedly philanthropic endeavor is, of course, his rabid desire to see a vastly reduced population, especially in the poorest areas of the world. Indeed, it is also an endeavor which, Gates says, leads him directly to vaccination programs.
After all, we must remember it was Bill Gates himself who stated as much publicly when he said, “The world today has 6.8 billion people ... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”
This would explain both the Gates Foundation’s and the Grand Challenges in Global Health Program’s obsession with vaccine-based efforts in developing nations. Indeed, the GCGHP’s own website lists 16 “Grand Challenges,” most of which are centered around the development or launch of vaccination programs and vaccines.
Likewise, Gates and his foundation are focused on the reduction of the global population via “family planning,” which is itself merely a cleverly developed euphemism for abortion and sterilization.
In the end, we must remember that the desire for a condom-of-the-future on the part of Bill Gates, whatever its benefits may be, is nothing more than an attempt to cover all bases in the ultimate goal of population reduction.