Eric SchmidtGoogle CEO Eric Schmidt recently attracted attention with his strange vision of a technological utopia, which is an odd blend of the unimaginative (cars that can drive themselves) — and the disturbing, as CNET’s Tom Krazit declared: "Schmidt and Google never seem to understand how much they freak some people out when they evangelize a future that de-emphasizes the role of people in their day-to-day lives."

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has once again found himself in the midst of controversy. This time, however, the controversy has nothing to do with China, or even Apple; instead, it revolves around his vision of a technological utopia.

“The Homeland Security Department plans to test futuristic iris scan technology that stores digital images of people's eyes in a database and is considered a quicker alternative to fingerprints,” USA Today reported September 13. The new technology reportedly can scan irises from as far away as six feet, rather than the traditional several inches.

Power of the internet

When the Founding Fathers adopted the Bill of Rights guaranteeing that “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” few could possibly have forseen that any person of modest means could publish a truth accessible to the entire world (via the world wide web) to be read or viewed by potentially hundreds of millions.

Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly Love. The home of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were drafted. The town where blogging costs $300.

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