Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke candidly about his worries at the 29th Annual National Press Foundation awards dinner last night.
According to Politico, he told a room full of journalists lamenting over the decaying print media format that he “firmly believes tech can be a force for good,” but then he mentioned his deepest concerns regarding the Internet and its long-reaching effects.
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Schmidt fears the greatest cyber security danger will come from outside of the United States; he longs for a “delete button” on the Internet to remove embarrassing mistake and give people a second chance to start anew; and he is afraid governments’ increasing censorship through Web filtering will only improve with time.
“The Internet and technology are like water — they’ll find a way through this. … The truth will win out,” Schmidt added while reassuring the crowd that there is always hope.
Google’s chairman is well-known for his frank topic points during speeches. He took the time at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona earlier this month to discuss everything from robots to holographic telepresence while explaining where Google is in the world and what the future holds in the technology realm.