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A Talk to Google's Larry Page in 2038  (View post)

mersenne_twister [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, December 15, 2005
17 years ago

such a good write up , the brain chip part is a bit creepy but if this exponential grow continues, than I'm sure some of these things will happen sooner than 2038. :) great great read, gonna think on some of these ideas in detail

Jason W. [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Paul Ford covered a couple of these themes in a short story he wrote three years ago, "Robot Exclusion Protocol".

Google Robot Person [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Just got my time machine wrist watch to work and decided I would come back to the past and tell you that your entire article was exactly correct. Next year when you write about.... oh sorry, I can't change your future I forgot. gotta go.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Excellent :)
Real good job, Philipp ;-) (and thanks to the future Larry of course)

Search Engines Web [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

So now, we apply the 50/50 rule and everyone can work 2-3 days a week on whatever interests him or her. We’re actually considering a 20/80 rule for our engineers...

This is only possible because Google's people are self motivated and the creme of the crop, and very engineer centric,, even if they worked on whatever interested them – it would probably, eventually benefit Google!

It was nice to observe his sense of humor, but just wished there was more ALGO talk.

He is certainly not as open to giving Interviews like SERGEY, perhaps next time it could be a podcast.

Reader [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Good post. Very enjoyable.

Kumar Limbu [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Very good post. I really enojoyed it.

KenWong [PersonRank 3]

17 years ago #

excellent post again!!!

Thanks Philipp.

Aravind [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Excellent read!!

Aaron Pratt [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

"I find it fascinating these days, you can have conversations with the Google search box like it would be your best friend".

HA!!! ;-)

Warner Crocker [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Excellent, a great read.

alek [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Yet another creative, funny, for foretelling winner from Philipp – great job! ;-)

Yi [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Way to go.

Rahul Jha [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

excellent work.....

jake [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

oh, I don't know, it might have been fun to mention what the index size might be at that time. I guess Moore's law would have processing 22x, index size at least a couple hundred billion pages indexed.

In all honesty, I'd rather Phil not do these type, gives the impression of Absinthe-fueled musings.

Bill O' Reilly [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

That was pretty crappy writing.

Andreas [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

I like the piece a lot. I hope we'll get to see a sequel (with the retired Sergey?) some day.

Elvis(untot) [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

it sounds to real to be good o_O

> I hope we’ll get to see a sequel (with the retired Sergey?) some day.

i hope that too.

Eata [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

"Some of yo might remember" to proof-read before you post the fanfic.

Doogie [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Great post Philipp! Made me really laugh. Especially this one:

"Every once in a while, it will say “shut up.” [laughs]"

Foobar [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Something's off there.

How does a company with only 4000 employees have 10,000 phds?

I guess I'll need one in math to figure that out.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

(Foobar, note this interview was from 2038.)

Foobar [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Right... stupid me.

That's what I get for not paying attention.

Joe [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Great job P. Just let us know when the Google parody killer bot knocks on your house door so we can ... watch.

jesús [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Nice interwiew. I wonder what kind of results they got...

jesus [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

You nerds and your mental masturbation.

emcee fleshy [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Kind of impressed that you've tapped a paradox.

Satire has to be somewhat bellevable to be funny.
But if it gets too credible then it starts to get creepy.

That line is so hard to cross that it usually isn't worth worrying about, and might even be an accomplishment of itself.

Hermes [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Great Science Fiction.
Very big Holotheater ;)

/pds [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Good read. I like the part if 2030 when they buy up msft.

Soon, we"ll have to say "beware the googlites-they are coming"!!

Doug [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

What, 2038 and no mention of all the Unix boxes going haywire ala Y2K? hmmm...

Joshua Juran [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

Oh, come on. Shouting "the sky is falling" over 64-bit compliance is *so* three decades ago...

ALIEN [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

At this moment, I am interrupted by a voice in the background. The holo-conference transmission gets garbled. The last thing we hear is, “Jaxs, the results from the earth probes are in. You won’t believe this..."]

nadia nazbar [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

great job i really learn alot.....thanks

iZeitgeist [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Nadia, did you find the post trought Google or did you dig in the archives ?

Rasha Harfouchi [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

What I want to say is that I always belived in the American Dream and what Larry Page and Segey Brin did is an excellent example of the American Dream.
Good Luck for the rest.

Namish bakshi [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

Its good to hear Google acquiring Microsoft in 2030. sad part is that the awesome twosome will not be the same as they are now- the two masterminds of Google.
Amazingly well written interview with Larry Page.
Great work... keep going!!!

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