September 24, 2010

Is Big Brother lurking?

Eric Schmidt talked with Charlie Rose. Charlie asked:

How does Google see the future?

Eric answered:

There's such an overwhelming amount of information now, we can search where you are, see what you're looking at if you take a picture with your camera. One way to think about this is, we're trying to make people better people, literally give them better ideas—augmenting their experience. Think of it as augmented humanity.

I love technology, but darn isn't it starting to sound more and more like Big Brother? "Augmented humanity" sounds a tad like thought management. George Orwell might be stirring in his grave.

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