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Alphabet launches Tidal, a moonshot to save the world's oceans

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  1. Wes
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    Sounds interesting. I'd like to hear some more details on which problems they're trying to solve, but it sounds like they have some ideas of how to apply the technology. Alphabet's moonshots are...

    Sounds interesting. I'd like to hear some more details on which problems they're trying to solve, but it sounds like they have some ideas of how to apply the technology.

    Alphabet's moonshots are always fun to watch. No real business plan to them. Just choose a problem and try to think of innovative ways to solve them.

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    Kuromantis
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    Seems legit.
    1. Keegan
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      This is run completely separate from Alphabet's other businesses afaik, and is completely different people. Just because a portion of the company (Google) does some bad things doesn't mean a...

      While the end game is to protect the ocean and its precious ecosystems [...] [they are currently working] to develop tools for fish farmers that can be used to cut down on wastage and chemicals, while preventing diseases spreading through their stocks.

      This is run completely separate from Alphabet's other businesses afaik, and is completely different people. Just because a portion of the company (Google) does some bad things doesn't mean a separate branch (Tidal) can try to do some good.

      Your video is more about climate change fueled by fossil fuels, and this project wants to give better understanding of the ocean and help protect it, most likely by helping get plastic out of the water.


      Anyways, I see no issue with Google helping the companies to be better at drilling for oil. It reduces waste and opportunities for problems to arise, and if they didn't do it, somebody else would. It's also ironic that you criticize Google while posting content from a site run by Google.

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