Bill Gates celebrates Microsoft's 40th anniversary by looking to the future

Saturday, April 4 is the 40th anniversary of the founding of Microsoft. Today, one of the company's co-founders, Bill Gates, sent out an email to all of Microsoft's employees to mark the occasion, but also took the time to look into the future of the company and technology in general.

The email was posted by Re/code. In one section of the memo, Gates wrote:

"I believe computing will evolve faster in the next 10 years than it ever has before. We already live in a multi-platform world, and computing will become even more pervasive. We are nearing the point where computers and robots will be able to see, move, and interact naturally, unlocking many new applications and empowering people even more."

Gates said that under the leadership of Microsoft's current CEO Satya Nadella, the company is "better positioned than ever" to be a leader in these kinds of technological advances. He added:

"We have the resources and drive to solve tough problems. We are engaged in every facet of modern computing and have the deepest commitment to research in the industry. In my role as technical advisor to Satya, I get to join product reviews and am impressed by the vision and talent I see. The result is evident in products like Cortana, Skype Translator, and HoloLens—and those are just a few of the many innovations that are on the way."

Source: Re/code

John Callaham