Last night, a day after openly discussing his voice issues, Google s CEO Larry Page surprisingly took the stage at the I/O to bring the Keynote to a close. Page started out by sharing his philosophies on how the technology industry should ideally function, and towards the end held an extensive Q&A session with the gathered audience. Also Read - Windows 11 leaked online: Centralised start menu, revamped UI, new widgets, here's what to expect
Page was visibly having some difficulties in speaking and his voice was unusually mellow, but that didn t stop him from speaking continuously for about an hour or so. Page talked about all the negativity prevailing in the industry today and how it is slowing the rate of progress. Giving an example of such negativity, he tore into Microsoft for not reciprocating in adding support for IM services on its platforms.
He then turned towards the developers present at the conference and mentioned how important they were to Google. He said that Google was working hard to develop technology that will do all the hard work and make people s life a little easier.
He also talked about the importance Google gave to innovations and asked the tech industry in general to develop new things. He said that instead of simply improving already existing technologies, We should be building great things that don t exist. This is the reason he said that Google believed in developing things like self-driven cars and Glasses among others.
In a surprising move, Page then went on to take questions from the audience towards the end of his talk where he answered questions regarding Freedom of Speech and democratization of access on the Internet among others.
On a light note, he took a question from one the first recipients of Google Glass, Robert Scoble who had posted an image of Google Glass while showering. He said lightheartedly “Robert, I did not appreciate that image in the shower.”