Codebreaker

The future, according to Eric Schmidt

John Moe Sep 7, 2010

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:

—”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.”

—”A near-term future in which you don’t forget anything, because the computer remembers. You’re never lost.”

—”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.”

—”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.

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