Monday, January 26, 2015

Davos Man: Google's Chairman Says "The Internet Will Disappear" (GOOG)

These folks have big plans for you.
From The Daily Mail:
Google's Eric Schmidt claims the 'internet will disappear' as everything in our life gets connected 
  • Claims sensors and devices will be so widespread we won't sense them 
  • Says rooms will begin to personalise themselves as we walk in
Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has predicted the end of the Internet as we know it - but said technology would lead to new jobs for people.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the Web.

'I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,' Schmidt said.

'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 explained, according to Hollywood Reporter. 
'It will be part of your presence all the time. 

'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 said the move would be a big opportunity for technology firms, saying: 'A highly personalized, highly interactive and very, very interesting world emerges.'

The panel, entitled The Future of the Digital Economy, also featured Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and others....MUCH MORE, including video
Now we have the Hollywood Reporter scooping the rest of the media.