:)) <= Colour me unsurprised..except that he forgot he was off the "ranch" for a space there ..
Long-term Borg ideation aside,From the interview ...
Why? ..the mindset of those who run the plex is extremely pertinent ..and has been obvious to some of us for a long long time ..
He then took a detour and shared a (non-serious) approach that cofounder Sergey Brin has talked about internally - direct brain implants:
Now, Sergey argues that the correct thing to do is to just connect it straight to your brain. In other words, you know, wire it into your head. And so we joke about this and said, we have not quite figured out what that problem looks like…But that would solve the problem. In other words, if we just - if you had the thought and we knew what you meant, we could run it and we could run it in parallel.
When I (again, jokingly) asked if Google was working on that product, he answered “Well, I wish we were. But we don’t exactly have all the medical clinics necessary to test brain insertion.”
From my post here 48 hours before the interviewhere [webmasterworld.com]
I'm sure someone in the plex has dreams where we all have an implanted chip soon after birth..and that "allows them to better anticipate what we really want" ..and just a little later in the same dream that becomes to "better tell us what we really want ..and what we really ought to be doing/ thinking" ..some governments would love to team up with them on that one ..the Chinese government apparently have the same dream ..there are others closer to home than some us might like to think ..
Way to go ...Ooon Yalliman Eric ..
( is Larry locked in the refrigerator? )
Brown Tshirts dont suit me ;)..so I'll have to pass on the Googley vision of the perfect future ..plus I remember the original koolaid ..it opened your mind as opposed to sent you looking for how to code in sig runes..