A recent prediction by Google boss Eric Schmidt has revealed that Internet is becoming so much dominant in the upper layer of our lives that it will “disappear”from the background slowly. Schmidt was speaking at the business and political elite at the World Economic Forum at Davos where he said that so many sensors and so many devices will be around us, that we\’ll not be able to sense the presence of Internet anymore.
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He said further, it will become like breathe of our life. One day may even come when you walk into a room and communicate with everything at that room. He said a “highly personalised, highly interactive and very interesting” world is emerging slowly. A panel at the event, comprising top bosses from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Vodafone, tried to diminish the fear of losing jobs because technology is advancing fast.
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, said everyone is concerned about their job security as the technology world is undergoing continuous transformation, which is actually faster than ever. But at the same time, as she said, tech creates jobs not only in the tech space but outside too. The debate was on regarding if technology advancement is killing jobs or not and as the Google boss said this is not a very new topic, it has been there for years now. He referred to the past when farming jobs were affected as tractors arrived.
The tech barons admitted that the greater connectivity their companies can provide to the world, the faster inequalities can be reduced. Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, is quite optimistic as it\’s the key to a successful tech business. Sandberg also pointed out the change that Internet in past was all about anonymity but now over Internet everything and everyone is visible. Nobody can stay isolated now, as Sandberg revealed further, that data shows only 40 per cent people in the world are accessing Internet, then what would be the future when it expands to 50, 60, 70 per cent.