May 21, 2012, 9:55 AM —
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.
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
Expanding that thought
His speech was largely about advising the graduates to open their minds to new possibilities and say yes to opportunity more often than say no.
kevinb66 on gigaom.com
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