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08/19/2010 12:18 AM ID: 85131 Permalink   

Google CEO Suggests Young People Change Their Name


The private life of the current generation is well documented on the Internet, that it´s no longer private.

According to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, young people will need to change their names once reaching adulthood in order to avoid information on social media sites from becoming public knowledge.

The 55-year-old also mentioned that in the future Google will know so much about you that it could plan your future for you. He also mentioned Google will one day know what your going to search, and do so before you actually tell it to.

    WebReporter: Tetsuru Uzuki Show Calling Card      
ASSESS this news: BLOCK this news. Reason:
John Prine said in a song:

"Blow up your TV throw away your paper
Go to the country, build you a home
Plant a little garden, eat a lot of peaches
Try and find Jesus on your own"

I think we all need to blow up our computers, iPods and iPhones.
  by: Lurker     08/19/2010 12:24 AM     
The grammar police are going to get me, I left out the word so.
  by: Tetsuru Uzuki     08/19/2010 12:37 AM     
  That´s scary  
I´m having visions of George Lucas´ THX 1138.
  by: zirschky     08/19/2010 12:54 AM     
I´ve got nothing to worry about. All my operations are below 20% efficient.
  by: VermiciousG     08/19/2010 01:35 AM     
  Either that or  
people will have to accept that everyone was a child once.
  by: H. W. Hutchins   08/19/2010 01:53 AM     
  Google is...  
... the singularity?
  by: p_g_chris   08/19/2010 03:04 AM     
Too clever. Somebody needs to get out more.

<3 SEN
  by: zirschky     08/19/2010 06:51 AM     
  I Think  
Is the greatest idea i ever hear, specially since must young ppl (specially highschool and university students) think they can do whatever stupi thing they wantand brag about those all over the world as long they don´t have a real job, and must companys are under 50 year old moral laws to choose their new ppl, this is the best way to avoid the fact of your past stupidities prevent you to getting a job.

Of course is also a way to not take responsability for your past actions, but thats an ethic and moral dilema still being discussed (the classic "Can ppl really change? or they r the same all their lives? and should they be punished for their youth mistakes?")
  by: demonh8   08/19/2010 03:39 PM     
  but most importantly!  
can google tell the difference between Butter and I Can´t Believe It´s Not Butter?
  by: photo_dude44   08/19/2010 05:19 PM     
  I´d be more scared...  
...of people with no past than people with past that has mistakes at never is what you did but what you are now.
  by: Beastus   08/19/2010 05:31 PM     
can google me all it wants, I have MS Windows 7 Firewall enabled. :P
  by: fonzo   08/19/2010 09:09 PM     
We already have a system in place (background checks) for companies to find out ~important~ information about mistakes someone has made in the past. The fact that someone had a hissyfit on facebook when they were 13 is noone´s business in the professional world.
  by: velger   08/19/2010 10:49 PM     
  Easy come easy go  
Google will turn out to be an easy come - easy go phenomenon. Like so many things in history before it.
  by: Poseidon   08/19/2010 10:56 PM     
  But why?  
"He also mentioned Google will one day know what your going to search, and do so before you actually tell it to."

What does that achieve?
NoScript and adblockplus ftw.
  by: jamesmc   08/20/2010 12:37 AM     
  Can it  
play all my favorite music while it plans my life and browses my favorite subjects?
  by: MannyisHere     08/20/2010 04:26 AM     
  can it feed me and change my diaper?  
I spend an amazing amount of time on line(amazing in my opinion) and have almost no footprint minus some stuff on a mailing list back 1999 regarding some programming issues. I never register anything by my real name or birthday, not even email addresses.

Not really a paranoia thing, just that who´s gonna stop me?

So glad I never got on the social networking bandwagon. I really like my name.
  by: sceptre_of_fertility   08/20/2010 06:53 AM     
  And what it comes down to...  
Is who cares.

Most people in this world live a facade.. Their public and work persona representing little to none of what actually makes that person.

I made a pact with myself to never join that drove of fake people.. To never feel a need to hide anything about myself.

The fact that EVERYONE feels the need to be who they are not and present themselves as so, just to get a leg up on the next guy... At the end of the day, if people didn´t try to be that person they aren´t, everyone would be in the same relative position...with considerably less effort and wasted time...

But then one @#%@ would decide he could get a leg up...and it would all start again.

Maybe it´s a good thing so much information will be out there amongst people.. Maybe it will inspire them to be themselves.
  by: Pyronius     08/20/2010 02:52 PM     
we could have kids change their names because they have no control. Oooor... we could stop letting children act like adults, create accountability, and engender morality. But then, I suppose that would require parents who aren´t tards.
  by: Burnfactor77   08/21/2010 10:18 AM     
don´t use your real name online in the first place. isn´t that step number freaking one of internet safety?
  by: midgica   08/22/2010 06:19 PM     
i´d like to remind google, "don´t be evil." and it doesn´t help your reputation to intentionally creep people out. i know it´s fun having power, but there´s no point getting carried away...
  by: midgica   08/22/2010 06:20 PM     
  how about  
don´t publicize your life on Facebook? If I was a broken-down loser then I might do that. Oh wait, I am. But I ain´t agonna do that anyhow.

[ edited by John E Angel ]
  by: John E Angel     08/28/2010 05:38 AM     
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