Eric Schmidt, ifa keynote

Eric Schmidt

Today, Eric Schmidt CEO of Google held a keynote at the ifa consumer electronics fair.

Little news, but a lot of insight into – erm – Google’s visions.
According to Schmidt we’re heading straight into a new era of ‘Augmented Humanity’, of ‘it just works’, a golden age.
Smartphones are the pioneers for a cloud thing, the first dawn of an artificial intelligence. To stress Steve Jobs a ‘Reality Distortion Field’.
Say, we carry information with us, or access to information, maps, wikis, social networks,  ubiquitous, anytime. We’re constantly embedded in information spaces that define our decisions. Or in Schmidt’s words ‘you never worry about what are the choices, we figure it out for you’.
Actually this has always been like that. We’ve always been surrounded by information, maybe it was traditional media, or whatever, but it still did influence our decisions, and even frame the options we saw. It’s not a new era, just because there is more of it, everywhere. Spam was new era either.
‘Augmented Humanity’ sounds ironic if access to such information is tied to expenses for devices, carriers, services, apps,…

Today, Eric Schmidt CEO of Google held a keynote at the ifa consumer electronics fair.Little news, but a lot of insight into – erm – Google’s visions.
According to Schmidt we’re heading straight into a new era of ‘Augmented Humanity’, of ‘it just works’, a golden age.Smartphones are the pioneers for a cloud thing, the first dawn of an artificial intelligence. To stress Steve Jobs a ‘Reality Distortion Field’. Say, we carry information with us, or access to information, maps, wikis, social networks,  ubiquitous, anytime. We’re constantly embedded in information spaces that define our decisions. Or in Schmidt’s words ‘you never worry about what are the choices, we figure it out for you’.Actually this has always been like that. We’ve always been surrounded by information, maybe it was traditional media, or whatever, but it still did influence our decisions, and even frame the options we saw. It’s not a new era, just because there is more of it, everywhere. Spam was new era either. ‘Augmented Humanity’ sounds ironic if access to such information is tied to expenses for devices, carriers, services, apps,…

see the keynote: here

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