Reno - 11:29 pm on Sep 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
I say let Schmidt know just how many times you do something in Farmville if he wants to know that bad
ES doesn't give a twit what you or me or anyone else does in Farmville. They want that data so they can combine it with other input sources, so they can build the most sophisticated and indepth individual profiles possible, at which point the information wlll be sold to the highest bidders ~ and it won't matter who the bidders are, be it corporate or governmental, as long as the check is good.
After posting the above, I saw this story [ft.com] -- ES knows how the wind is blowing:
Computers set for quantum leap
A new photonic chip that works on light rather than electricity has been built by an international research team, paving the way for the production of ultra-fast quantum computers with capabilities far beyond today’s devices.
Future quantum computers will, for example, be able to pull important information out of the biggest databases almost instantaneously. As the amount of electronic data stored worldwide grows exponentially, the technology will make it easier for people to search with precision for what they want...