Skip to comments.Google Co-Founder Says People Shouldn't Have to Work So Much
Posted on 07/07/2014 7:55:41 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
It sounds like a dream: Work part-time while maintaining the same standard of living.
Google co-founder Larry Page thinks it should be a reality for everyone.
The tech titan and his co-founder, Sergey Brin, sat down for a rare joint interview that was moderated by fellow billionaire, Vinod Khosta, and posted to YouTube.
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"If you really think about the things you need to make yourself happy -- housing, security, opportunity for your kids ... it's not that hard for us to provide those things," Page said. "The idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet peoples' needs is not true."
Page said the world should be living in a "time of abundance" in which robots and machines could help meet everyone's basic needs much more easily.
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How lucky we are!
I’ll work as much as I want.
So does Google kick its employees to the parking lot with a full day’s pay when 2pm hits? No? I didn’t think so.
Like youth, success and wealth is wasted on some people.
“If you really think about the things you need to make yourself happy — housing, security, opportunity for your kids ... it’s not that hard for us to provide those things,” Page said. “The idea that everyone needs to work frantically to meet peoples’ needs is not true.”
Googletards ride gay bicycles.
Also, its a private arm of the NSA
Why even work part-time with our welfare state?
May as well let all these illegals in so they don’t have to work either.
THE OLD LINE IS:
‘There is a leisure class at each end of the social scale.’
If any college geek can be a billionaire? What good is it being a billionaire?
Ergo life is making a turning point. Wealth as a thing to be sought is losing its attractiveness.
Coming soon...young men and women will be heading to the mountain caves and convents, respectively.
That is where the real value of this life can be found.
Many will fall away, but smart people will seek Him because He is the REAL bottom line.
For me...I will gather up my cats and head for the mountain caverns.
So, will he be sending me $2000 a month out of the kindness of his heart?
Wasn’t this the plot to Frank Herbert’s Dune pre-history? The Robots made everybody apathetic and then other people with robots took over.
Maybe the google guys are science fiction fans and it’s gotten to their heads.
Is Google willing to pay people not to work with it own money?
So how much time did Sergey and Larry put in to establish Google? I’ll bet it was more than 30 hours per week. Something happens to liberals when they become filthy rich, and the reason is they never had any core Christian values to begin with.
I’ll bet the Koch bothers still work as much as they want and so will I. It is none of your f...... business what we do Google, one of the reasons I no longer use that search engine. While they are off on their 30 hour work week, the computers are theyre watching our every move. Nice try guys, nice try. Go to your island and leave us alone, we can think and act for ourselves.
the billionaire says this.
They know exactly what they are talking about.
Work hours, Productivity, Competition mean nothing.
You need merely show up to your job, and the state will decide what you will be compensated, based on your utility to the state.
This is really easy now. The Fed has the power to determine the value of ANYTHING. Capital is obsolete; Clout is King.
What is it about billionaires that so many of them spout loopy ideas? Soros (though I think he’s not so much loopy as just plain bad), Buffet, Ross Perot, the Google guys, Zuckerwhatshisface over at Facebook?
Of course he’s right. We should not have to work as hard as we do. In fact, it would be best if everything we ever wanted tumbled out of the sky from a big horn. Who could argue with that?
I love my job. It gives me a sense of purpose. The sense of accomplishment I get after successfully troubleshooting and fixing a failed system is awesome. They are going to have to carry me from my job in a bodybag. I don’t want to retire. I wouldn’t know what to do with myself!
WORK! In the 40 years of my working life I only turned down two days of overtime! I knew that overtime was the way to get set up for retirement and out of debt!
I would check the vacation list, and volunteer to work that shift for the people off. I often worked 16 hours a day! On my vacation, in the last few years of working I worked every hour I could get.
I have been retired now for 6 years. I’m not rich but I haven’t missed a meal either.
Work is the only way out of poverty and I’ve taken it!
NEVER TURN DOWN A CHANCE AT OVERTIME!
They know that within thirty years, machines will be doing all the work and there will be no jobs for the vast majority of us.
When that happens, we all will be on the dole, with no opportunity to better ourselves through hard and smart work.
These morons at Google think that will be a wonderful future for us—no rich, no poor. Everyone gets to live the same boring life with a little solar powered box to call home and battery powered car that drives itself.
But it will be the worst kind of existence. And it is coming.
Socialists want more people dependent on gov’t.
They have this notion that peons shouldn’t have so much independence and prosperity, least they damage the precious planet.
Gov’t control is the best way to save the dirt, and to hell with the people.
Everybody on the planet can’t be a commie freeloader! Somebody has to work!
When you’re sitting on a wallet full of bazillion dollar bills, it easy to wax philosophical.
We aready have millions of part timers who enjoy a standard of living far above that of the average worker — government employees.
My theory is that the generation of fantastic wealth has very little to do with intelligence, logic, common sense or even hard work. I think it has more to do with the very rare combination of having no fear of risk, and simply being at the right place at the right time.
The reality is if people like Warren buffet or these two google idiots or zuckerburg had to start over today, they would likely never be able to duplicate their success.
Meet Dillon SWAT team: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Nug5FZgxuk
Gogole employees work huge hours. They even work when they are traveling to and from work on google’s buses.
Besides being completely wrong and mis-reading human nature, you are correct.
Work has value, and it provides balance. Not all the time, and not for everybody, but it does have value apart from the obvious money-generation.
All you have to do is look at people who have been given everything their whole lives, and you can see it isn’t good or healthy.
Wasnt this the plot to Frank Herberts Dune pre-history? The Robots made everybody apathetic and then other people with robots took over.
Maybe the google guys are science fiction fans and its gotten to their heads.
I think it has more of a chance to end up like the old Judge Dredd Comics. Idle hands being the devils Workshop and all.
LOL...I just re-read the last post...hope you didn’t misinterpret it...
What I was trying to say was “...besides GOOGLE being wrong and misreading human nature...”
I notice no one thus far has addressed what he actually said. Instead the focus has been on what they wanted him to have said.
What he did say is undeniably true today.
There is a certain eloquence in the simplicity of your conclusion. Nicely done.