Do We Really Want Google Telling Us What We Should Do?

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Science fiction never imagined Google, but it did imagine computers that would advise us what to do.

“I Actually think most people don’t want Google to answer their questions,” said the search giant’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt, in a recent and controversial interview. “They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next.” Do we really desire Google to tell us what we should be doing next? I believe that we do, though with some rather complicated qualifiers.

 

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