Google CEO: In the future “you’re never lonely…you’re never bored”

Google dominates in search and quickly becoming a powerful mobile player with their Android OS. CEO Eric Schmidt was speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today and talked about the future and what the role of technology will be. Schmidt stated that “It’s a future where you don’t forget anything…In this new future you’re never lost…We will know your position down to the foot and down to the inch over time…Your car will drive itself, it’s a bug that cars were invented before computers…you’re never lonely…you’re never bored…you’re never out of ideas.”

Sounds like a promising vision and with the direction Smartphones are heading it might come sooner than later. Depending on how Schmidt believes being lonely or being bored entails – there are already apps that help with this. Facebook, 4Sqaure, Twitter are readily available at a touch of a button to make you feel “connected”. For the immediate future Schmidt said that “What we’re really doing is building an augmented version of humanity… We can now demonstrate and are getting ready to ship products that let you speak in English and have it come out of a phone at the other end in German… I’m interested in history, as I’m walking down the street in San Francisco I want my mobile device to tell me about the history here, think of it as a serendipity engine”.

Source: TechnologyReview
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