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Schmidt: The Web Will Dissolve National Barriers

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt

"Technology does not produce miracles, but connectivity even modest amounts changes lives," Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said at the opening of the CeBIT technology show.

Credit: Stephen Shankland / CNet

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt believes the Internet is breaking down national barriers. "Loyalty is not just to a nation but to friends and interests," Schmidt said in a speech at the opening ceremony of the CeBIT technology show Tuesday (March 6). "That will change everything for citizens, states, and society."

Cross-border linking isn't just a glorified pen-pal movement. It's the foundation of a global culture, he said.  "I've always believed the Web is more than a network of machines. It's a network of minds that's evolving into a global conscience," Schmidt said. "The Web unites all of us in sentiment and action."

Google has a strong interest in seeing that more global culture emerge.

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