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Nathan Myhrvold, Do-Gooder

theodp (442580) writes | more than 2 years ago

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theodp (442580) writes "Perturbed by a GigaOm item which likened him to 'Darth Vader doing some charity work as he completes the Death Star', Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold talks about the goals of his 'Global Good'program and fires back at critics in an interview with GeekWire's Todd Bishop. The technology industry is a little too obsessed with 'sending little messages to each other and having fun on a social network' for Myhrvold, who hopes to tackle bigger problems like malaria, polio, and HIV with the help of funding from buddy Bill Gates. 'I don’t mean to call Zynga out in a negative way,' says Myhrvold, 'but is Zynga doing God’s work? Is Facebook doing God’s work? Even setting aside what God's work means, I think it’s pretty easy to say, those companies are doing wonderful things, but they are for-profit ventures. It’s either tools or toys for the rich.' BTW, if you're ready to do God's work, IV's looking for a Vice President, Global Good"

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