When I read stuff like this my first reaction is often something like, oh, shit, Google are sort of evil and wtf are we doing even allowing them to think about this stuff?
My second reaction is generally, I’d like to work at Google.
Not content with investing in state-of-the-art robots and pouring money into alternative energy, Google is reportedly drawing up plans to build model cities and airports, according to a new article in The Information.
As Google plans for a future where its search engine doesn’t compose the bulk of its revenue, the website reports that company co-founder Larry Page has established a team of workers to explore long-term projects for “ Google 2.0,” including ideas for how to build better cities and more efficient airports.
“A little over a year ago, Google CEO Larry Page convened his direct reports, the company’s dozen or so senior vice presidents, for a project that would take up two days a week for a couple of months,”The Information reported. “About 100 other employees” are also taking part in this effort.
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