Does Google (Universal) Search have ALL the (right) answers, now more than ever?
"It's possible using Google to mislead yourself," Eric Schmidt acknowledged in his Personal Democracy Forum keynote Friday in New York City.
The solution? In schools, students ought to be "taught how to learn by searching, " the head of the number one search engine underscored.
Schmidt also asserted how he wants "the (iGoogle) computer" to learn about students, and all others, as I report and analyze in How Google will get inside YOUR head.
Schmidt reiterated his intention to make sure Google gets inside everyone's heads in London over the weekend, while touting the new iGoogle personalized search, according to Financial Times reports:
Schmidt said gathering more personal data was key. “We cannot even answer the most basic questions because we don’t know enough about you. That is the most important aspect of Google’s expansion.”
“The goal is to enable Google users to be able to ask the question such as ‘What shall I do tomorrow?’ and ‘What job shall I take?’?”
What about "confirmation bias," though, the self-perpetuating reinforcement of pre-selected positions?
At the end of the Google day, all searching is good searching, Schmidt suggested.
Google actively promotes its "learn by Google searching" educational philosophy by developing teachers fluent in using “Google Tools for Your Classroom,” as I analyzed last month in Google pushes more ‘Google In Your Classroom’: Education rules?
A ZDNet commenter, gurg13, added:
Classroam bloatware; I think we will all be better creating "personnel action plans" to use Google. If they can get kids hooked while they're young (just like cigarettes) then they will never be able to live without Google.