Bradley Ursoabout 1 year ago
I guess I'm probably going to be the only person not excited by this. The problem I have seeing this as good is that I grew up in Palestine/Israel. The main theme I see is in this office is extreme excess. I grew up in Jerusalem and played in junk yards with palestinian kids. We played soccer on the streets and dirt fields filled with rocks. Grass field were a novelty to me until I move to the U.S. I think it would be way cooler if google built refugee kids a decent place to play soccer. But I understand for me my view is going to be skewed by my own experiences. Don't people who have access to this amount of luxury/resources have some sort of responsibility to the extreme poor within a certain geographical proximity of themselves? I think this office is rad, but it would be good in my opinion if there were some sort of offset to this type of excess that empowered the disadvantaged because I'm sure none of the employees who will work there were disadvantaged themselves.