Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it
Yeah. Well pay attention to the details here boys and girls. The important phrase here is “as we know it.”
…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. “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.”
“Your permission and all that.“ Right. You can tell Schmidt is all ate up with concern about your privacy and permission to violate it.
I’m not sure people are even going to have any idea what their “permission and all that” means in the not too distant future, if guys like Schmidt have anything to say about it (and who else does get to say anything?).
Concluded Schmidt: “A highly personalized, highly interactive and very, very interesting world emerges.”
You know, the world is pretty interesting just the way it is. Do we really need a bunch of poindexters with big ideas creating some simulation of experience for us, and then monitoring and regulating our every interaction with it?
Make no mistake about it. We’re talking about an electronic tyranny from which no one will be able to escape for a nanosecond.
Anybody who really believes these billionaires are intent on creating some wonderful world for us all to live in, at their expense, is kidding themselves.
But most young people probably buy this nonsense.
This isn’t the way technology has to evolve. But it’s the direction it has taken because this is the vision of the people who control it.
I’m just glad I’m not going to be here to see most of it.
My advice to anybody under 40?
It won’t be possible to escape this panopticon they’re building to own and control us forever, but your generation can get away by fleeing to the less developed world, where this stuff will take decades to set in and encase everything.
Because this world is gone in the next 5 to 10 years, if that.
I guess I’ll stay. Old dogs supposed to stand their ground. But you never know. They trickier than young pups.
Anyway don’t let it get you down, old son. Getcha some Amos Moses below.