CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Google CEO Eric Schmidt is convinced we’re still on the cusp of an information revolution — and that people don’t yet understand how profound the revolution will be.
“Think about a world of an infinite amount of new sources of information, an infinite number of digital devices, all GPS-located, attached to people,” Schmidt said. “Imagine the scale of the kinds of questions you could ask that you could not ask before.”
“Google is a metaphor … about getting the world interconnected.”
As part of a memorial for Michael Hammer, an MIT computer science professor who died last year, Schmidt joined WBUR’s Tom Ashbrook, host of On Point, at MIT on Thursday in a discussion about Google and the next Internet. Their conversation is presented here in its entirety.