Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Brave New Google

Read the rest of the post (and the interview) and ponder the implications

In an interview published today in the Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Eric Schmidt lays out the next stage in his company's ambitious plan to replace human agency with automated data processing, freeing us all from the nuisance of thinking:

"We're trying to figure out what the future of search is," Mr. Schmidt acknowledges. "I mean that in a positive way. We're still happy to be in search, believe me. But one idea is that more and more searches are done on your behalf without you needing to type."

"I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions," he elaborates. "They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next."

Seriously, read the full WSJ article; the unscripted Eric Schmidt is revealing…

Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Brave New Google

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