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The newest project from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is set to revolutionize the toilet.

Together with the German government, the project aims to provide 800,000 people in Kenya with access to sanitation facilities and clean drinking water for 200,000 people, reports TIME.

According to the magazine, Bill Gates says it's time to leave the era of the classic toilet behind, and he points out that despite all of the recent achievements, 40 percent of the world's population, or some 2.5 billion people, still live without proper means of flushing away excrement.
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They are not talking about reclaiming water from urine and fecal matter. They are talking about preventing urine and fecal matter from contaminating local drinking water supplies.
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Yeah I inferred that when they mentioned drying it out, but it would make sense to do that just to prevent seepage.

Although the article does say they are issuing grants to figure out something to do with the fecal matter
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do you still poop and pee in it?

or is the toilet for drinking only?

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They are not talking about reclaiming water from urine and fecal matter. They are talking about preventing urine and fecal matter from contaminating local drinking water supplies.
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oh.. that makes better sense
 

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Together with the German government, the project aims to provide 800,000 people in Kenya with access to sanitation facilities and clean drinking water for 200,000 people, reports TIME.


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...provide 800,000 people in Kenya with access to sanitation facilities and clean drinking water for 200,000 people...


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...provide 800,000 people...for 200,000 people...

Umm, I don't...how...what?
 

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Toilet tech isn’t something that many people think about regularly but toilets are an essential part of healthy living. There are 2.6 billion people worldwide that don’t have access to something that most of us think of is very basic, which can lead to deceases and even death. Bill Gates is dedicating $42 million to solve this problem. His goal is to create a system that can work without piped-in water, electricity, or a sewer connection. He also wants the system to be easy to install, very cheap to maintain, and to have the ability to turn waste into energy. Checkout the video below to get further insight into the project.

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Interesting to see tech dollars going towards something that really helps people
 

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I just want on of those Japanese toilets, where they shoot warm water at your bunghole, when you flush, just to stay cleaner. I'm probably one of the few that take a shower after every dump, unless I'm at work of course. I'm a hygiene freak in that way.

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I just want on of those Japanese toilets, where they shoot warm water at your bunghole, when you flush, just to stay cleaner. I'm probably one of the few that take a shower after every dump, unless I'm at work of course. I'm a hygiene freak in that way.

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you know they sell bidet kits for regular toilets that you can install? it has every feature you want including the warm water and if you really want to spend a lot of cash heated seats
 

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I just want on of those Japanese toilets, where they shoot warm water at your bunghole, when you flush, just to stay cleaner. I'm probably one of the few that take a shower after every dump, unless I'm at work of course. I'm a hygiene freak in that way.

I read that whole post in Coach Mcguirk's voice.
 

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Haha @ first comment.

But seriously guys, 42 million and he's asking so much? Well kudos to anyone or any people who comes through.
 

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Wake me when you can flush a towel down your toilet and nothing bad happens.
 
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