Eric Schmidt suggested that young people should be entitled to change their identity to escape their misspent youth, which is now recorded in excruciating detail on social networking sites such as Facebook
Huh? Oh and it gets better
“I actually think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.”
You’re kidding right, Mr. Schmidt?
Maybe being really wealthy and really powerful does go to your head. Or maybe this guy suffers from some kind of delusional fantasy since he is SO far removed from reality. I don’t know.
It’s so weird to see this kind of behavior because it makes it hard for me personally. Why? Because I love Google products but with crazy talk about predicting next moves and future events from their CEO I get queasy.
So was he done? Not even close.
He suggested, as an example, that because Google would know “roughly who you are, roughly what you care about, roughly who your friends are”, it could remind users what groceries they needed to buy when passing a shop.
Hey Dr. Franken-Schmidt – No thanks. Go to wherever rich and powerful early onset folks go to and please stop talking like a crazy person. The rest of us are getting weirded-out.
To read some more if you like check out this Wall Street Journal article where many of these quotes come from.