At Least Google and NASA Still Make Good Promo Videos

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By Patrick Coffee

If you like scientists explaining difficult “are we alone in the universe” and “what does it mean to be human” concepts with heavy European accents, you’re in luck.

A couple of days ago everyone’s favorite hairless sage Seth Godin took to his blog to ask whether Google was in the process of jumping the shark due to its testy relationship with those members of the public who place a premium value on their own privacy (oh hi, Mark Zuckerberg). While Google’s reputation has taken a few well-deserved hits of late, we feel like he might be confusing the company with every Showtime original series, because this promo video about Google and NASA‘s plans to create a Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab is every bit as cool as it sounds.

National organizations don’t just do pretty pictures—they do video too! Oh, also: virtual reality is coming, and no one cares whether it’s ridiculously dorky and unworkable like Glass. The public may forgive Google yet.