By Jay Jay
The Internet is set to get so pervasive in our lives in the future that we won't even feel it's presence. In other words, it will 'disappear' into the background, so said Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google Inc. "There will be so many sensors, so many devices, that you won't even sense it, it will be all around you," added Schmidt.
Speaking as a panelist at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Schmidt was accompanied by heads of other billion dollar corporations like Facebook, Microsoft and Vodafone. The panel discussed the implications of technological advance on job creation in the future, especially in Europe. As per Schmidt, Internet will cease to remain a big deal in the future.
"It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room and... you are interacting with all the things going on in that room. A highly personalized, highly interactive and very interesting world emerges." Schmidt also dismissed the fact that technological advance had a negative impact on job growth.
Emphasizing that every new tech job created five to seven jobs in other areas, he added, "If there were a single digital market in Europe, 400 million new and important new jobs would be created in Europe."
Capping off his argument, Schmidt recalled his recent trip to North Korea. "It is no longer possible for a country to step out of basic assumptions in banking, communications, morals and the way people communicate. You cannot isolate yourself any more. It simply doesn't work."
We cannot agree more.