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Google invests $75M in a 50MW wind farm, has contributed almost $1B to the renewable energy sector - The Next Web

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Cool to see a tech company step outside of itself like that!

Looks like this $75 million investment did not come from Google Ventures since they aren't mentioned in the blog post.

Which means that Google Corporate is committed to more energy investments.

100 years from now, Google might be an energy company with an Internet division, instead of an Internet company with an interest in energy.

 Or a car company.

Or Skynet.

I think Skynet is the most likely.

Why haven't they invested in Tesla? Seems like a natural collaboration to get their driver-less car in production.

I believe they're going to license the self-driving car technology to many companies.

When you say Skynet, what do you mean? Not destroy-the-world Skynet, right?

 Google wants to be Skynet: 

"Skynet was a computer system developed for the U.S. military by the defense firm Cyberdyne Systems...

Skynet was originally installed by the military to control the national arsenal on August 4, 1997, at which time it began learning exponentially fast. On August 29, it gained self-awareness [1], and the panicking operators, realizing the extent of its abilities, tried to deactivate it. Skynet perceived this as an attack and came to the conclusion that all of humanity would attempt to destroy it."

Self-driving car. 


Its end goal is to create a system as powerful as Skynet. 


The tesla thing is relevant because of the energy thing.

Ok, so Skynet is essentially a computer that learns?

That would be cool ONLY if we could teach it empathy and ethics.

And I think it's likely Tesla will be one of the companies that works with Google.

Mhm.  Like the Matrix AI. I think that's what Google wants to build.

Tesla. :) 

 Tesla is one of my all time favorite car companies.  Model S Sport is the one car I want that I'll never be able to justify affording. 

But I guess that's kind of like Google--one of my favorite companies that I would never work for!

Why would you never work for Google?

They want me in Mountain View and I won't move.Path to 270, it's not just electoral votes, it's a salary.They don't need product managers in the areas I am interested in.They had two chances to buy two of my companies and they passed both times. My expertise is in early-stage, pre-revenue, new product development. I'm 20 years past the age they are looking for.  I can't see myself working at a big company when so many little ones are so much more interesting and have so much more potential.

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