You’re Hired. You’re Fired. That’s business.
You’re Fired! It was Donald Trump‘s phrase, he tried to trademark it. But it is the old, tried, and true random way: Neo-Darwinism (but do not blame Darwin for he understood his views better than that).
No, how about Margulian Darwinism?
Because, Larry’s plan is different — fundamentally different. His choice.
A New Page of History
You’re hired, and your salary is a one time gift, of ~30 billion dollars give or take some billions, no strings attached, but Metaperson tethered.
Are we on the SAME PAGE? Not likely.
Google’s Larry Page’s WEB PAGE OF HISTORY.
This is not a Hobson’s choice. It’s not a even a Trump or Yeltsin choices.
When Logic and Proportion has fallen soggy dead,
And the White Knight is talking backwards,
The Red Queen is on her head,
Remember what the Doormouse said: Feed your head! Feed your head!
— Jefferson Airplane
It’s Larry Page’s choice. Not yours.
No default Inheritance: Descendants, Conventional Charitable Organization, or Government. Larry Page when he dies, Page intends to give his ~30 billion dollars to someone who can do something productive with the money: like Elon Musk. Not conventional charity, not the government, and not his genetic descendants. Rather, he believes that Elon Musk, or someone like him, has demonstrated that Musk will continue to be more efficient in innovation, compared to conventional today’s and yesterday’s default approach to the inheritance of accumulated wealth to those who are building and investing in mostly for the past and present. Enemies of the future are all around. Larry Page believes, after he dies, in giving his blessing, his money, his power to change things to his mind children. Whoever: earns it, by demonstrating intelligence AND the ability to innovate in science and technology.
Galileo was no idiot.
Only an idiot could believe that science requires martyrdom
– that may be necessary in religion,
but in time, a scientific result will establish itself.
— David Hilbert
Lawrence “Larry” Page, Inventor Rational, (born March 26, 1973) is an American business magnate and computer scientist who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. On April 4, 2011, Page succeeded Eric Schmidt as the chief executive officer of Google. As of 2014, Page’s personal wealth is estimated to be US$32.3 billion, ranking him #19 on the Forbes list of billionaires. Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google’s search ranking algorithm, and he and Brin own approximately 16 percent of Google’s stock. [Wikipedia, revised]
Page, as kid was taking “everything in his house apart to see how it worked.” He said that “from a very early age, I also realized I wanted to invent things. So I became really interested in technology and business. Probably from when I was 12, I knew I was going to start a company eventually”
Inventors begin building gadgets and mechanisms as young children, and never really stop, though as adults they will turn their inventiveness to many kinds of organizations, social as well as mechanical. There aren’t many Inventors, say about two percent of the population, but they have great impact on our everyday lives. With their innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, Inventors are always on the lookout for a better way, always eyeing new projects, new enterprises, new processes. Always aiming to “build a better mousetrap.” Inventors are keenly pragmatic, and often become expert at devising the most effective means to accomplish their ends. They are the most reluctant of all the types to do things in a particular manner just because that’s the way they have been done. As a result, they often bring fresh, new approaches to their work and play. They are intensely curious and continuously probe for possibilities, especially when trying to solve complex problems. Inventors are filled with ideas, but value ideas only when they make possible actions and objects. Thus they see product design not as an end in itself, but as a means to an end, as a way of devising the prototype that works and that can be brought to market. Inventors are confident in their pragmatism, counting on their ability to find effective ways and means when they need them, rather than making a detailed blueprint in advance. A rough idea is all they need to feel ready to proceed into action. [Please Understand Me II]
In graduate school at Stanford University, Larry Page was in search of a dissertation theme and considered exploring the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web, understanding its link structure as a huge graph. In his research project at the time the Web comprised an estimated 10 million documents, with an untold number of links between them. The computing resources required to crawl such a beast were well beyond the usual bounds of a student project. Unaware of exactly what he was getting into, Page began building out his crawler. Page then focused on the problem of finding out which web pages link to a given page, considering the number and nature of such backlinks to be valuable information about that page, with the role of citations in academic publishing in mind. He was soon joined by Sergey Brin, a fellow Stanford Ph.D. student.
Astro Teller, also an Inventor Rational, a Google employee talks about innovation. Oh, Brave New World!
Other Inventor Rationals include: Elaine Morgan, Lynn Margulis, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Joseph James Sylvester, Frances Crick, Paul Allen, Werner Von Braun, Wolfgang Pauli, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Hedy Lamarr, Julius Sumner Miller, and Zhang Xin