Disruptive technologies with Eric Schmidt: My computer, my friend

Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman, examines the role of pervasive technology and the new generation of user-interface theory, including the “friendly” future for computers: “So I think we’re going to go from the sort of command-and-control interfaces where you tell the computer, like a dog, ‘Bark,’ to a situation where the computer becomes much more of a friend. And, a friend in the sense that the computer says, ‘Well, we kind of know what you care about.'”

It’s part of a series of new interviews associated with a McKinsey Global Institute report, to be released later this month, assessing the projected economic impact of disruptive technologies.

Originally published by McKinsey & Company.