Executive Chairman of Google Eric E. Schmidt delivering the commencement address at Boston University, May 20, 2012.
Schmidt addresses Boston University graduation, suggests graduates turn off all their screens for at least one hour per day.
During that hour, "look into the eyes of the person you love,' said Schmidt. More than look, "have a conversation, a real conversation." And by screens, he means all of them: computer, tablet, smartphone. No electronic pixels for at least an hour a day will make life better.
But that life will be connected like no other before, said Schmidt, when back on the main thrust of his talk and the positive values of social media. He stressed to the graduates that they can be both "unique and completely connected" and that is somehow the "fulfillment of the American dream." And he said that people were likely tweeting the speech in real time, and they were.
I am SO GLAD to see someone of stature remind people that they're human beings who aren't wired to be connected 24/7 like that. bikefolder32 on huffingtonpost.com
1 hour is not a big deal guys... There is beautiful life outside of Ur Google+ or Facebook neighborhood waiting imranisb7 on cnet.com
just realized... how much of waking time is in front of a screen (mostly laptop, tablet, smartphone or TV). Even in corporate meetings we have laptops / tablets in front. Rita Khanna on huffingtonpost.com
Sad that for many people their entire social life is FB and Twitter to tell virtual 'friends' what they are doing. KIVPossum on huffingtonpost.com