Bill Gates unveils futuristic toilet at Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing

Almost every facet of the human life has experienced a revolution through the advancement of cutting-edge technologies which -to a greater percentage- has made everyday activities easier.

There's definitely no limit to technological advance, as evident in Beijing Tuesday, at the Reinvented Toilet Expo event - a showcase for new toilet technologies.

Microsoft Founder and philanthropist Bill
Gates was on hand to unveil a futuristic toilet that doesn’t need water or sewers and uses chemicals to turn human waste into fertiliser - designed and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which has being researching the field the last seven years, spending over $200 million.

On stage and with a jar of human faeces, Bill Gates joked, "I have to say, a decade ago I never imagined that I'd know so much about poop."

Mr Gates added, "and I definitely never thought that Melinda would have to tell me to stop talking about toilets and faecal sludge at the dinner table."

Highlighting the importance of a global free trade system, amidst a trade tensions between China and the US, Gates said: “I honestly believe trade allows every country to do what it’s best at,” he told the Media in an interview on Tuesday.

“So when I talk about components of this toilet being made in China, others in Thailand, others in the U.S, – you really want to be bringing together all of that IQ so that you’re getting that combination.”

The toilet, showcased by Mr Gates, comes in multiple designs and all have the same working mechanisms - by operating off-grid to separate liquid and solid waste and remove harmful by-products.