By theGypsy | August 30, 2010
Please show me the way
As I sat here reading an article (on WSJ) interviewing, (Google CEO) Eric Schmidt, I was sort of struck stupid by a few of the statements. Are we, the general public, just a bunch of idiots shitheads looking for guidance from Google? Is it true that we really can’t think for ourselves?
“Says Mr. Schmidt, a generation of powerful handheld devices is just around the corner that will be adept at surprising you with information that you didn’t know you wanted to know.”
OK hold the fucking phone here… Google wants to tell me things I DIDN’T want to know? Am I such a dork that when I search for Pizza it’s going to give me porn? If I wanted sausage on that, I woulda’ ordered it ok?
And how about;
"As you go from the search box [to the next phase of Google], you really want to go from syntax to semantics, from what you typed to what you meant. And that’s basically the role of [Artificial Intelligence]. I think we will be the world leader in that for a long time."
Uhm… so Google is going to think for us? Fuck what I put it in the little box, allow Google to tell you what you actually meant.
So, let us recap so far;
- Google will tell me what I am thinking
- Google will be giving me things I didn’t know I wanted?
Further to that he stated;
“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.”
Dear lord jebus on a stick… these guys are freaky. Is it just me or does this all smack of some Orwellian nightmare?
Time for a name change
And that was just some of the search related madness I came across in it… not to be outdone, he also talked a little social… ready for this one?
According to Scmidt,
“we know roughly who you are, roughly what you care about, roughly who your friends are.” But have no fear because Google also predicts that, “…. every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites. “
WOW… just… WOW… This guy really has been smoking some of the good shit and I’d be ever so grateful if he could send me a pound or two of it.
Anyway… just had to mention it as this had me more than a little freaked out by the visionaries over at the big G.