Is this scary?

Google CEO Eric Schmidt issued some scary comments in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal. The comments below are taken from an article by Murray Wardrop in the Telegraph. You may read the entire article here.

Eric Schmidt suggested that young people should be entitled to change their identity to escape their misspent youth, which is now recorded in excruciating detail on social networking sites such as Facebook.

“I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,” Mr Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal.

In an interview Mr Schmidt said he believed that every young person will one day be allowed to change their name to distance themselves from embarrasssing photographs and material stored on their friends’ social media sites.

The 55-year-old also predicted that in the future, Google will know so much about its users that the search engine will be able to help them plan their lives.

Using profiles of it customers and tracking their locations through their smart phones, it will be able to provide live updates on their surroundings and inform them of tasks they need to do.

“We’re trying to figure out what the future of search is,” Mr Schmidt said. “One idea is that more and more searches are done on your behalf without you needing to type.

There may be some bibliobloggers who will wish they had used more discretion in what they posted.

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold. (Proverbs 22:1 NAU)

HT: Biblical Paths

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One response to “Is this scary?

  1. Google, employers, friends–that’s nothing. If you want scary, try this one:

    “For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat” (Rom 14:10).

    Or this:

    “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matt 12:36).

    Perhaps Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. could have some unintended benefit if it caused some personal reflection leading to repentance from sin that offends a holy God.

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