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    PHILADELPHIA The head of the world's most popular search engine urged college graduates on Monday to step away from the virtual world and make human connections.
    Speaking at the <kwd href="http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Organizations/Schools/University+of+Pennsylvania">University of Pennsylvania</kwd>'s commencement, <kwd href="http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Organizations/Companies/Technology/Google+Inc">Google</kwd><kwd href="http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Eric+E.+Schmidt"> Eric Schmidt</kwd> chairman and CEO told about 6,000 graduates that they need to find out what is most important to them by living analog for a while.
    "Turn off your computer. You're actually going to have to turn off your phone and discover all that is human around us," Schmidt said. "Nothing beats holding the hand of your grandchild as he walks his first steps."
    Schmidt, who holds a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley, also received an honorary doctor of science degree at the ceremony. Penn President <kwd href="http://content.usatoday.com/topics/topic/Amy+Gutmann">Amy Gutmann</kwd> cited Schmidt's "manifold contributions to putting the world at humanity's fingertips."


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    Sure lemme inherit your money, I'll connect with your grandchildren & even Larry Page's grandchildren!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMav View Post
    Sure lemme inherit your money, I'll connect with your grandchildren & even Larry Page's grandchildren!


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    The point being is that many people do not know how to communicate with others correctly, even to simple things like writing a letter. The number of people I get who can not fill in a simple application form, or do simple maths! As for actually talking to others correctly !!! All communcation devices are tool, but they are becoming the masters.....Yes turn everything off and join the real world for a change, and do the planet (the place that you live on) a favour at the same time.

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