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Google Exec: Smartphones Can Make You A Better Human Being (VIDEO)


Today, your phone knows who you are, where are, where you're going to some degree, because it can see your path. And with that, and with your permission, it's possible for software and software developers to predict where you're going to go, to suggest people you should meet, to suggest activities and so forth. So ultimately what happens is the mobile phone does what it does best, which is remember everything and make suggestions and then you can just be a better human and have a good time.

Schmidt, not surprisingly, said Google's Android mobile operating system will be more successful than Apple's because of its open platform.

"Because there are more people involved on the open side of that, that side will eventually get more volume, have more investment, therefore have more creativity and more innovation, and ultimately the end user will choose the open one over the closed one," Schmidt said.

These advancements come with some level of privacy concerns. Google and Apple have recently come under some fire over Android phones and iPhones and iPads tracking the location of users. Testifying before Congress, Apple executives told lawmakers their products do not track users' locations.

Schmidt predicts the next 10 years will see continued advancement in technology that will "allow us to have more fun."


h/t Huffington Post

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