It’s interesting that Google CEO Larry Page implies that it was the media that played up the self-driving car thing, when it was actually Google that carefully controlled that story.
He made the case to investors that they’re not focusing on things like that, and are instead mainly focused on the ways they make money: search & advertising.
Obviously, that’s what he had to say to investors. I just hope he’s overplaying it. If that’s what Google solely focuses on, they’re going to become Microsoft.
They should be pouring resources into the crazy-sounding stuff. That’s what has made Google, Google.