Larry Page: “we should be building great things that don't exist” not focus on petty wars

Larry Page: “we should be building great things that don't exist” not focus on petty wars
Google’s chief executive Larry Page went on stage to a huge applause from the crowd to share and to speak about more than just current announcements and products. Google’s head came on stage to speak about the future.

About the importance of technology and science, about how we as a global society can get more kids, more people in love with mathematics and technology.

And there was something Page said we feel particularly passionate about. He wanted to bring the focus back to positivity, not on Google versus Apple, or Google versus Facebook, or Google versus Microsoft, or any of that. Instead of that hugely widespread negativity, the focus of the core mission of technology gets lost. We’ll just drop the quote right below, it gives a lot food for thought, as cliched as it sounds:

"Every story I read about Google is about us versus some other company, or something else, and I really don't find that interesting. We should be building things that don't exist," Google’s chief executive passionately said.

And that is why it seems that as fast as technology is advancing, it is not quite up to pace with our dreams. "Our industry, and Google, all of you, we're really only at one percent of what we can do... we're really moving slow," Page stressed.

Finally, that focus on positivity, on inventions, on revolutions rather than the petty iPhone vs Samsung, or Apple vs Android, is what really makes us optimistic about Google’s vector.

"I come to work and every day the list of things to be done is longer, and the opportunity to do those things is bigger. We're all here because we all share a deep sense of optimism," Page noted.

source: Google I/O

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64 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Couldn't agree more Larry.

60. aseem.latawa

Posts: 3; Member since: May 15, 2013

Eventually you will !!

2. papss unregistered

That all is very true..its much easier to say that when you are on top though.

3. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

what great things that doesn't exist you mean like copying xbox live or copying microsoft metro design or copying xbox music and nokia music or using microsoft patents or copying bing features or copying windows phone features or copying the idea of facebook LOL copycat

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

See??? Larry was talking about this type of negativity. Let's not spoil the moment.

9. A_Steal

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

Leave it to a Nokia/windows fanboy to start a fight on an article about not fighting. This is the behavior people used to expect out of apple users. Now wp8 users have taken up the mantel of pretentious, smug elitists.

12. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

your not helping deflecting it to other users like you have and somehow turning a blind eye to the fact all os's and companies have there cult following and none are better then the other....nice dodge on your part to not mention samsung fanboys etc that do the same so your no better then him i agree with everyone else though why is it that people insist on been negative when theres no damn need......the tech community are slipping

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

+1 chaotic

22. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

No company is the best, everyone has their own needs/ personal preferences.

29. A_Steal

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

Or we could look back at comments you have posted in the past. You are a well known troll on this site just like Jedi is. So dont play all high and mighty with me. Oh, and *you're

32. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

A-Steal, it's so funny, because when a Samsung fan defends Samsung, this guy is quick to talk down on him, but if HTC, Nokia, etc., fans defend their favorite company, he says nothing. I don't know who he thinks he's fooling.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And what is A_Steal. Ya know since you're naming everyone?

31. HouTexan

Posts: 461; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

It's so funny, because ant mention of 'wp fanboys' you're quick to get defensive, but any mention someone saying anything negative about, say, samsung, you're nowhere to be found. You're quick to step on Samsung and act as if you're not 'bashing' them or the fans of Samsung. If I'm not to be mistaken, this site is flooded with all sorts of fanboys; NOT just Samsung. Get your head out of your ass, hypocrite.

43. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

lets answer this in a simple way as for fanboys im having to explain the simpliest of things over and over. yes i know these accounts are more then likely troll etc spamming its real obvious so here we go again, when theres a wp article or bb or apple you get 10's of android fanboys and samsung fanboys spewing crap and im sick of it. the same happened when apple was on top with many apple trolls and i defended android many times (why i dont know as the standard of user seems to be like you) also ive defended samsung in the past even gave credit about how they brought the phablet to the level it is now but its hard to have real talks about samsung when 50 fanboys are praising them to cult levels and slating everything else. i know for you its hard to here anything negative to samsung but if they can dish it out they should be ready to take it. always if you can find me one of my comments where ive said samsung is crap i will delete my account...go on find it and dont try to be smart and say this comment i aint that stupid find one where its used in context

64. Omar-BHR95

Posts: 184; Member since: Dec 23, 2012

like google tells to pull out the youtube app from the WP store cause it violates WHAT TERMS ????

11. sum182

Posts: 229; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

People are right, not worth it =) We'll see what happenes

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wow man was this even necessary? This is what he hoped wouldn't be spawned from his speech. Take your negativity to another site...please.

25. A_Steal

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

this coming from one of the most critical and rude trolls on phonearena. yeah, those of us who are long time users recognize you. You are as well known as xperiaDROID. Hypocrite.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Never have been, and never will be a hypocrite. I speak my mind, and some people don't like that such as you. I don't do the fanboy stuff, instead I call it like I see it.

47. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

Guys, this is enough. Let's not spoil his mood for his upcoming wedding. By the way, my heartiest congratulations to Dark and Mrs Dark, lol. God bless you both. :)

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thank you very very much saurik

50. saurik

Posts: 86; Member since: May 13, 2013

You're welcome, buddy.

35. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You're another negative person on here. Saying someone always copy Apple. U don't like Google Glass just because Google tracks or records your information.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude for the umpteenth time, I DO NOT KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT GOOGLE GLASS TO MAKE AN INTELLIGENT JUDGEMENT ON IT. At this point I neither like, nor dislike GG. please stop saying that. The only thing I do not like about android is.......the lack of auto compression/auto editing the video camera. And for the record google has copied apple, apple has copied google, apple has copied Sammy, Sammy has copied apple, Htc has copied Motorola, who's copied Sammy, who's copied apple, who's copied.......well you get the picture.

41. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

FYI: Who's = Who is. Forget making an "intelligent judgement." You need to first fix your literacy.

42. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dude! Don't embarass yourself... Who's stands for both "who is" and "who has". Depends on the tense the sentence is presented.

44. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

lol you're right. I forgot there's a second contraction for it xD I just like jumping on darkk's case so much xD

45. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

No worries... But make sure you think it over before it happens again. :D

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Thanx for the backup bro +1

62. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Anytime broski! :)

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