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Schmidt does it again: “The Laws Are Written by Lobbyists”

It more and more looks as if Eric Schmidt is trying to get as much attention as possible by delivering remarkable quotes. At the Washington Ideas Forum last week he did it again.

“Washington is an incumbent protection machine,” Schmidt said. “Technology is fundamentally disruptive.” With his quote against lobbyists, “The Laws Are Written by Lobbyists”, he definitely has not made many friends, no matter how right he may be.

The quote:

In Washington Schmidt adressed many different topics. He also came back onto the subject which he has been addressing more lately: the fact that the information Google has from you will eventually benefit your search behavior.

With your permission you give us more information about you, about your friends, and we can improve the quality of our searches,” he said. “We don’t need you to type at all. We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less now what you’re thinking about.”

You can see the full interview here:

The fact that Schmidt keeps on throwing around these quotes gives me the idea something is up. The new “Google Me” could be playing a role in this. What is Google going to be knowing from you with the new social layers they are implementing? Are Schmidts’ quotes a warning of some sort? What do you think?



Bas van den Beld is an award winning Digital Marketing consultant, trainer and speaker. He is the founder of State of Digital and helps companies develop solid marketing strategies.
  • Obviously Eric seems to think the Prince Philip approach to diplomacy/politics is going to work. The entire point of hiring “adult supervision” is to get access to people who have some political knowledge.

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