Google Inc CEO Says No To Charity, Yes, To Tesla Motors Inc CEO Musk


We’re not above or beyond a sensationalistic headline on occasion when everybody else is doing it. Larry Page, without actually saying it, would like to give all his money to Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), and SpaceX CEO, if today’s reports on the Internet are to be believed.

Rare speech

Larry Page in a rare onstage interview with TV stalwart Charlie Rose, Page has a chronic throat condition that keeps him from projecting his voice, made Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s vision for the future clear. While Google makes billions each year on search and has truly defined search, don’t expect Page to waste what precious voice he has to speak of search, or at least search at present. So, it was no surprise that at a TED ideas conference this week Page chose to speak of his vision for Google’s future away from search and Musk’s ideas away from earth.

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As the world’s third-largest company, Page asks as though it’s his mission to give you all that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) can, and there is little reason to believe that Google won’t be involved in billions of peoples lives over the coming decades. But Page wants to do give you those decades in a considerably shorter period of time.”Companies are doing the same incremental thing that they did 50 years ago, 20 years ago. That’s not really what we need,” Page told Rose.

After elaborating on a number of projects that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is working on including Glass, self-driving cars, and a “worldwide mesh” of internet connectivity using huge balloons as wireless hot spots. He spoke of how “clunky” he believes computing remains and how “Your computer doesn’t know where you are. It doesn’t know what you’re doing. It doesn’t know what you know,”Page has been interested in artificial intelligence is whole life.

Page speaks of Tesla’s Musk

Rose then moved Page along to transportation and the inevitable conversation about Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk was raised along those lines. Page strongly believes transportation is broken and needs to be systematized for efficiency.  “It’s just crazy that that’s what we use our space for,” he said.

In his defense of companies, Rose asked him about an earlier comment he had made about just giving his money to Elon Musk. Page spoke of Musk’s interest in sending humans to Mars calling the idea of colonies “to back up humanity” a worthy goal. “That’s a company, and that’s philanthropical,” he said.