What does the President of the United States say to the unelected leader of a teaming populace fast approaching the equivalent population, but half his age? Thanks for following me on Facebook? Watch out for Zynga, I don't trust them? Barack Obama met yesterday with CEOs from Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Google, Yahoo and other leading tech companies (but no Microsoft, ouch) to discuss global media disruption, OTA installs for the Bohemian Grove iPad app and the risk of inflation in Farmville.
Who knows what they talked about? Until someone spills the beans on Quora, all we can do is speculate. Hopefully the discussion leaned forward into the future and hit on some substantive topics for the future of humanity. Seriously, the future of being human on this planet is likely to be built using Google data crunching tools, to spread through Facebook and Twitter and to be interfaced with through iPhones, iPads and cheaper devices that follow their lead. This kind of meeting ought to happen more often. The other picture from the White House Flickr account is posted below.
Cheers! May your wealth and power beyond wealth and power bring you enough beneficence and good will to outweigh the myopic insanity of your positions and the speed and scope of the changes you're standing at the front of.
Now please someone bring us a killer Facebook app for the iPad!
Photos by photographer @petesouza.