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Google CEO: A Profound Information Revolution (Video)

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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.

This program aired on November 7, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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