Google Executive Eric Schmidt tells graduates to go offline for a an hour per day

Google Executive Eric Schmidt tells graduates to go offline for a an hour per day
It's graduation time for many, which means big name commencement speeches. This year, Google's own Eric Schmidt gave the commencement address at Boston University. The speech was given in front of 6,700 graduation students as well as more than 20,000 friends and family.

Schmidt took a strong position in saying that he felt it important to maintain a healthy offline balance in life, and that everyone should


Schmidt went on to say how connected we all have been, noting that "Some of you are probably texting right now, or tweeting this speech, changing your status."

While he emphasized the importance of disconnecting an hour a day to live life outside of the online world, he did praise the students for being "the first fully connected generation the world has ever known. A blessing, not a curse. To connect the world is to free the world."

Check out Schmidt's entire commencement address in the video posted by Boston University.



source: PC Magazine

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10 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

17:19 - Damn, that took long... :D

2. troybuilt

Posts: 155; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

lol you won't see the great chef Tim Cook making a speech like that. Go Google!

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

What a moron

7. smallcolabear

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

He is a moron for telling people that they need to connect with the people that are in their physical presence vs. with people that are in cyberspace?? If you can not stay offline for 1 hour a day than you have a serious problem or are very lonely and have no one in your physical presence. People are more dependant on their devices than the people around them it will get as bad as texting "Can you pass the salt please"

8. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I was saying Troy is a moron not Eric Schmidt

9. smallcolabear

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 18, 2012

okay I gotcha sorry I misunderstood I was like really??? but I understand now.

10. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Taco is the real moron.

3. Croxy

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

This is even a better speech than his previous at CES 2012 which was brilliant!

4. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Great speech!!! There is a man of vision for you.

5. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Don't look at our advertisements for an hour a day. I assume Google will give Schmidt a 1/24 pay cut to account for his philosophy.

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