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12/15/2005
  Philipp the Genius of the Future
Philipp Lenssen at Google Blogoscoped IS really a genius, especially when he does this interviews from the future. Here's Larry Page in 2038, talking about the MSFT acquisition of 2030.

Early talks were done in around 2029, as you may know. It was very important to us that Microsoft, even though a relatively small player at that time, would not bring their own corporate culture into the Googleplex.

And my favorite question that Philipp asks the holograpically projected Page:

You were once quoted as having said, “Asimov’s three rules suck.” What did you mean by that?

And I can't resist the comic brilliance of this one on how the 20% time project has evolved: "We’re actually considering a 20/80 rule for our engineers...". Read it all, as they say.

But for pure one-shot sublimity, I find this classic 'future trademark' is hard to beat:

One-Click TV™

In about 20 years from now, the internet and the TV have been completely merged. That means full interactivity for that innocent little box which years ago invaded humanity’s living rooms. A side-effect not even big media companies did foresee was that most people were actually quite happy with the ease-of-use of sitting on a couch and clicking through channels of mindless TV shows...
 


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