Google’s Eric Schmidt talks about future technology, and we should listen

• 06/02/2011

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When Google’s current CEO, Eric Schmidt, spoke with The Telegraph at length, he mentioned a few tidbits of his (and Google’s) view of the future with regards to technology. When Google says something about technology, we all do well to listen. Eric is due to hand over his CEO title to Larry Page soon this year, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know whats going on in Google, rather, he’ll be consulting Larry and Sergei along the way, and still be very tied into everything Google.

Here’s some of the conversation with The Telegraph;

When I grew up it was basically about enterprises – IT. Today computer science is really about consumers and information. The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day. There was only one company that saw that a decade before anybody else and that company is Apple. If you look even through the Nineties — Sun, Microsoft, Novell, Cisco — they were fundamentally infrastructure companies based around corporations. That is where the money was. There was almost no consumer use with the exception of Apple in people’s daily lives. The big shift was over 10 – 15 years and it came with the development of the web.

To read more, click the source link below.

[Source – The Telegraph]

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