Google Thinks That In 100 Years, People Will Marvel That We Ever Allowed Humans To Drive
Google held its annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, discussing numerous topics. As usual in shareholder-related meetings, Google felt the need to reassure investors that despite its investments in “moon shot” ideas like Google Glass and self-driving cars, the company continues to invest in its core business.
But this time, Schmidt also took the time to talk up the cars. He told the crowd, “In a hundred years time, I wonder, and I really do wonder, whether people will marvel that we allowed humans to drive cars.”
“The potential to reduce accidents, to cut congestion, to get rid of a lot of wasted parking lots,” he added. “And the mobility self-driving cars will bring to people with impaired mobility will be life changing.”
Schmidt then proceeded to show the crowd the classic video where a Google car drives a blind man to Taco Bell.
The meeting then transitioned to showing off the new Google Maps, as if attendees did not pay attention to Google I/O.