co-founded google with Sergey Brin.. alphabet ceo
But maybe we can set aside a part of the world.
He likened this potential free-experimentation zone to Burning Man and said that we need “some safe places where we can try things and not have to deploy to the entire world.
tech/web to… (first heard this via Thad Stamer)
Lawrence “Larry” Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. On April 4, 2011, Page became the chief executive officer of Google and Eric Schmidtis his predecessor. As of 2012, Page’s personal wealth is estimated to be US$20.3 billion, ranking him #13 on the Forbes 400list of the 400 richest Americans.
Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google’s search ranking algorithm, and he and Brin own approximately 16 percent of Google’s stock.
encouraging Larry’s burning man experiment to make sure it’s not just about the tech…
Larry at TED 2014:
We’re not thinking about the tremendous good that could come from sharing the right information with the right people in the right ways.”
Having computing understand you — we haven’t done that yet. It’s still very clunky.
Especially in tech, we need revolutionary change, not incremental change.”
loon project – 2 out of 3 people don’t have good internet access – world-wide mesh of balloons
working on things no one else is working on – let’s go there.
a quiet revolution..
really big understanding – Richard Saul Wurman
I would definitely join this movement, if the tools were in place.
mechanism in place
july 2014 – fireside chat with Sergey Brin..
So the idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet people’s needs is just not true. – Larry Page
earn a living ness
..build a model city
It’s hardly a surprise to see Google thinking about the future, but the ambition illustrated in this report is strikingly grand and all-encompassing, even for a company as vast as the one Larry Page controls.
indeed. yet. let’s zoom out one more iteration. no? get to the root.
from new slate ness:
A new game. One from scratch. With no monetary/judicial/hierarchical/coercive/compulsory/assumed systems.
Perhaps the people who created all these systems would agree it’s time for a new game. None of us are free if one of us is chained. We can do better.
perhaps it – is not about fixing school, or fixing the economy, or …
it’s about fixing us.
FT interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page
as the father of two young children, he says he has become more conscious of long-term issues such as education.
We’re trying to figure it out. How do we use all these resources . . . and have a much more positive impact on the world?
When breakthroughs of the type he has in mind are pursued, it is “not really being driven by any fundamental technical advance. It’s just being driven by people working on it and being ambitious,” he says. Not enough institutions – particularly governments – are thinking expansively enough about these issues: “We’re probably underinvested as a world in that.”
If we just do the same things we did before and not try something new, it seems like a crime to me.
what i’ve seen —> model another way
so what if you could do more with less. do it all with less. Jobs/Page mashup.
be\cause: 7 billion doers (more), each doing their thing (less). ness.
end of meaningless work april 2015:
radical econ ness
aug 2015 – intro to alphabet
Page isn’t ready to settle for status quo. He wants to make the world a better place—with electric cars and smart cities and universal Internet access and no more disease—and also find lucrative new businesses that keep the company part of the present and future. He wants everything, from A to Z.
hope 2nd part isn’t true.. ie: lucrative new business.. (article about page.. he wasn’t interviewed)
because world as better place… would disengage from that mentality.. no?