Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke at the company’s Zeitgeist Americas 2012 conference this week. If you have sixteen minutes to spare, check it out below.
He speaks about how technology will shape the next five to ten years, and what this might mean for your children. He notes that people will still be using voice to text rather than texting while they’re in their driverless cars, because “they’ll never change the law”.
He also talks a bit about robots. “These robots will represent us and do gesture recognition. You’ll send your robot — I don’t like to stay out at night. I’ll send my robot out to go to the party and they can represent me.”
“You know, it’s much safer too,” he added. “He’ll have a good time, and he’ll report in the morning.”
There was plenty of laughter from the audience, but he added, “And you think I’m kidding. There are companies building these social robots right now, and they are uncannily powerful.”
Watch what Google CEO Larry Page had to say at the event here.