She connected her experience to the present, suggesting that with the virtual access we enjoy now comes with social responsibility. "...Not everyone will have to take a flight to Africa or India or Thailand," she says. "We can connect people to those stories, and get people to move to action. That's my hope." She mentioned organizations such as charity: water providing real, up-close-and-personal views of how humanitarian aid can help afflicted villages. Within a year, 95% of the global population will have cellphone access and 3 billion people will have Internet access. With that level of immediacy, it's easier and more important than ever to become socially aware — and take action.
Gates seems optimistic that our generation will rise to the occasion. She name checks "...the innovators, people who are young and thinking about how we can take what's being discussed on these global agendas and make that happen on the ground" as the tech-positive pioneers who are going to revolutionize the world, and we wholeheartedly believe that's possible. To check out more of Social Good Summit, visit the Livestream. [Mashable]