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Google’s Schmidt: Society not ready for technology

Posted By admin On August 6, 2010 @ 4:45 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Ina Fried
CNet [1]
Aug 6, 2010

TRUCKEE, Calif.–For those concerned with privacy, Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave them a few more things to start worrying about.

At a conference here Wednesday, Schmidt noted that using artificial intelligence, computers can take 14 pictures of anyone on the Internet and stand a good chance of identifying that person. Similarly, the data collected by location-based services can be used not only to show where someone is at, but to also predict with a lot of accuracy where they might be headed next.

“Pretty interesting,” Schmidt said. “Good idea, Bad idea?…The technology of course is neutral but society is not fundamentally ready.”

His comments came at the start of Techonomy, a new conference [2] devoted to looking at how technology is changing and can change society.

Schmidt said that society really isn’t prepared for all of the changes being thrust upon it. “I think it’s time for people to get ready for it.”

Schmidt said these records are a challenge for everyone, himself included, as he noted he was a child of the 1960s.

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[5] Young will have to change names to escape ‘cyber past’ warns Google’s Eric Schmidt: http://www.prisonplanet.com/young-will-have-to-change-names-to-escape-cyber-past-warns-googles-eric-schmidt.html

[6] Big Brother society is bigger than ever: New technology is ‘undermining privacy by stealth’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-brother-society-is-bigger-than-ever-new-technology-is-%e2%80%98undermining-privacy-by-stealth%e2%80%99.html

[7] Google’s tax avoidance is called ‘capitalism’, says chairman Eric Schmidt: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-tax-avoidance-is-called-capitalism-says-chairman-eric-schmidt.html

[8] Google’s Eric Schmidt: You can trust us with your data: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-eric-schmidt-you-can-trust-us-with-your-data.html

[9] Google’s Eric Schmidt: “when you post something, the comptuers remember forever”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/googles-eric-schmidt-when-you-post-something-the-comptuers-remember-forever.html

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