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Google CEO Eric Schmidt sees mobile devices augmenting our human existence in the future. Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt event this week, he outlined a vision in which mobile phones will autonomously conduct searches for us, and we'll never be lonely or bored because we'll always be able to get in touch with friends or access content or entertainment online. This future will eventually be available to billions of people around the globe, Schmidt said. However, it will require more sharing of personal information.
Too many people are concerned with pushing ads at consumers. That's not semantic, and it's definitely not pull. Plus it makes the Web top-heavy with everyone trying to jump into the ad revenue model game. (Same type of thing happened with the stock market almost a decade ago.) Giving away personal and confidential information is not only unnatural, but flat out ignorant. Undoubtedly some people won't mind giving away their info, but then what's it worth anyway? I see hacking, spam, . . . nothing good about autonomous search.