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Larry Page: Google Has "Outgrown" Mission Statement



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    Google chief Larry Page says the tech company has "outgrown its mission statement" but doesn't have a new one yet.

    The mission statement, which was "organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful" was created in 1998, long before Google became a tech behemoth, according to the Financial Times. While Page still said Google as focused on altruism and societal goals, he said that it was difficult to create a new mission statement.

    "We’re in a bit of uncharted territory," he told the Times. "We’re trying to figure it out. How do we use all these resources … and have a much more positive impact on the world?”

    Page said wants to use all the resources Google has to push the limits of technology and the market -- and than likely means using all of Google X and its projects, such as driverless cars, artificial intelligence, Google Glass and robotics.

    “We do benefit from the fact that once we say we’re going to do it, people believe we can do it, because we have the resources,” Page said. “Google helps in that way: there aren’t many funding mechanisms like that.”

    As long as Google still keeps following its motto of "Don't be evil," we're open to Google trying to do good things.

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