He’s never exactly been backwards at coming forwards but this week’s Twitter posts by Kanye West have seen his rants progress to a whole new level as he attempted to engage with some of the Technology world’s most famous entrepreneurs. Kanye spent Valentine’s day not showering Kim Kardashian with messages of love but appealing to both Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Larry Page (Google) to “invest $1bn into Kanye West ideas … after realising he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time” – whilst also revealing that he’s $53m in debt.
Kanye’s plans for Donda – a communications company – include myriad offerings such as a luxury search engine and a luxury cloud service (?) as well as web security, hydroelectricity and sunseeker yachts, to name but a few. He posits that Donda will “galvanize amazing thinkers and put them in a creative space to bounce (sic) there dreams and ideas”, thus changing the world in its wake.
As I write, no word as yet as to whether Larry or Mark have responded to Kanye’s cries for help. Take a look at Clearwater International’s views on What’s Hot & What’s Not for Tech in 2016, to see whether Donda’s aspirations are in line with our predicted trends.