At TechCrunch Disrupt, Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave his take on Open-ness by comparing to Apple's "closed" system. Interesting take from a "proud former board member":
- "We want to give you your time back," Schmidt said. Beyond speed and personalization, the evolution of search will lead us to search occuring when you’re not even using search engine — autonomous search, Schmidt said. What he meant by this's queries that're constantly running in background based on activity on your various devices. He called this the "Serendipity Engine".
- Schmidt noted that it’s ridiculous that humans and not computers drive cars. “Your car should drive itself. It just makes sense,” Schmidt said. “It’s a bug that cars were invented before computers,” Schmidt remarked. "The smartphone is the defining and iconic device of our time," he said.
- Schmidt on Twitter's potential "Twitter strikes me as being a very important platform." He said that "Twitter should be able to come up with advertising and monetization products that're very lucrative."
Here're some quotes of Mr. Schmidt's: