If there’s a company I’d work for just because of its leadership, it would be Google. Larry Page and Sergey Brin are just on another level when it come to thinking about technology, the world and our future. If we think like ants, they think like giants. I learn something new every time I hear them speak, and the latest Fireside Chat with Vinod Khosla is no exception. If you haven’t, see the insightful 42-minute interview as soon as you can:
Khosla had remarked (at around the 13:50 mark) how scary it was that technology and machines are displacing a lot of the work that people used to do and what that meant for jobs. Page pointed out that 90% of people used to be farmers, and Khosla then added that today the number is 2%. Page goes on to elaborate how we should be living in abundance, and that in actuality it’s pretty easy to meet everyone’s basic needs, but we’d have a new challenge in giving people something to do. I agree and disagree with his hypothesis.