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Google CEO Larry Page: 'We should be building great things that don't exist'At Google I/O, Larry Page, who recently disclosed his diagnosis of a vocal cord condition, takes the stage and talks to attendees about innovation and building technology products that can improve everyday life.
Technology should do the hard work so that people can get on with doing the things that make them happiest in life. Take search, for example. Perfect search engine, as Ahmed mentioned, is the Star Trek computer, right? That understand exactly what you meant, and give you exactly what you wanted. And our knowledge graph, which you saw, really brings that a lot closer. I think Google Now gives you information without even having to ask. And it understands the context of what you talked about before. So, you can use things like pronouns. It's amazing. Flight times, your boarding passes, directions, next appointment, all at no effort. You know, think about a really smart assistant doing all these things for you so you don't have to think about it. You saw how easy some of those experiences felt. I think we're all here because we share a deep sense of optimism for about the potential of technology to improve people's lives and hand the world as part of that. And I'm amazed everyday I come to work, the list of things that needs to be done is longer than the day before. And the opportunity of those things is bigger than it was before. And because of that, I think we, as Google, and as an industry, all of you-- really only got 1 percent of what is possible and probably even less than that. And despite the faster change we have in the industry, we're still moving slow relative to the opportunities that we have. And some of that, I think, is doing the negativity. You know, every story I read about Google, it's kind of us versus some other company, for some stupid thing, and I just don't find that very interesting. We should be building great things that don't exist. Right?