The future, according to Eric Schmidt
I keep wondering whether someone at Google will tell this guy to stop talking. A while back was Schmidt's assertion that in the future it will be common for a person to change their name when they become an adult in order to shed the dumb things they said as a kid. Because identity is…disposable?
Now there's Schmidt's latest comments at a conference in Berlin. Here are the ones that stuck with me:
â€”"Your car should be able to drive itself! After all, your car knows where it is, knows where the other cars are and where it should be going."
â€”"A near-term future in which you don't forget anything, because the computer remembers. You're never lost."
â€”"Not only are you never lonely, you're never bored! We'll suggest what you should be watching, because we know what you care about."
â€”"We can suggest what you should do next, what you care about. Imagine: We know where you are, we know what you like."
So Google's future is a cadre of Pleasure Spies. Good to know.