Google’s Chairman Sees Internet Disappearing in Future
Rich and efficient use of Internet will customize it in our lives in such a way that it will disappear with its current meanings, predicts Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.
While answering a question, the Chairman of the most popular search engine in the world said:
“I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear, there will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it.”
He was present at the world Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
Further in his address, Mr. Eric said that life and life style of the individual will be revolutionized dynamically. “Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room,” he vividly foresaw the world.
According to the Chairman, the people will be using Internet so frequently that it will be a way of living. “It will be part of your presence all the time,” he observed.
Giving his optimistic perception about the future business world, Schmidt said: “A highly personalized, highly interactive and very, very interesting world emerges.”
Interestingly, this address was being delivered on the same day when one year back, a commission was formed by WEF to assess the future of Web and suggest measures to protect it and to look into political control over it — a task to be accomplished over the period of two years by Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
Speaking on a panel ‘The Future of the Digital Economy,’ where Mr. Eric was invited along with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, he strongly refuted the perception that innovations may impair the labor force.
He explained: “What happens to the job that is lost? It’s the same thing that happened when people stopped farming and started using tractors – they find new skills and services.”
Further, the Google Chairman claimed that a single digital market in Europe would produce around four million jobs, so the new machines will never be a reason for people’s loss of jobs.
“So while there is an enormous assumption that this time it’s different. That somehow no one is going to have a job in the world, and it’s just going to be the Davos elite who is going to have a good time and everyone else is going to be rioting is completely false,” he remarked.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.