Google CEO Larry Page is known for his implementation of the search engine giant Google slogan of “Don’t be evil”. But now he’s taking it one step further, claiming that his company is prepared to go above and beyond, implementing a “make the world a better place” mission statement as an add-on.
So what exactly is Google going to do? With the amount of cash stored away in the bank I’m sure they could do their fare share of wiping out world hunger or even forcing Valve to release Half Life Three. Unfortunately for us Google isn’t sure either. Page has been quoted “we are still working hard, trying to answer this question”.
Even though there is no set world peace schedule, Page claims that it’s working hard on this objective and will not back down, telling the Financial Times “We are in uncharted territory, and we’re trying to figure out how we can use these resources and generate a more positive impact on the world..” adding that Google does however have plans “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
Page believes that through technologies suck as Google X Lab and other unannounced projects, Google can help make the world a better place.
Do you think that large-scale companies such as Google have a ‘moral obligation’ to ‘do something useful’ with the riches they have earned over the years? Or should they be free to spend their money as they see fit? We’re interested to see your responses either in the comments below or through our Facebook page.
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