Google’s Schmidt Joins Obama’s Tech Team

April 27, 2009

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is back at work for Obama.

The White House announced on Monday that Schmidt has been appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

The 20-member group consists of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers who will help the President and Vice President formulate policy in areas where understanding of science, technology and innovation is key, the White House said in a statement.

Schmidt, who has a Ph.D. in computer science, is among a group of largely academic types specializing in everything from climate change to biology. Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s head of research, is the other prominent tech industry executive in the group.

It’s the second time that Schmidt, who campaigned for Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, has been tapped. In November, he was appointed to a special committee of economic advisors that Obama formed to help with the transition to a new administration.


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This is a great news and an important lesson for all, especially for the developing and underdeveloped nations. The ability to tap specialised skills is an important part of able administration

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The right man at the right place, good choice! It looks like the president is using a think tank of wise men, a proven way to solve difficult problems.

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Use what we have first to stabilize our country. We have lots of low sulfur coal in the power river basin of Wyoming, and Montana, develop a system to clean up the emissions and sell it or trade it to China and Russia. They are going to burn coal and lots of it with or with out the technology to scrub the emissions. Open more mines with every mine open would come with lots of good paying jobs, plus a fleet of hall trucks, drills, draglines, backhoes all built by Caterpillar, John Deere etc, more jobs in manufacturing. Then build more electric coal fired power plants again more jobs in manufacturing good paying ones, but use only us workers. This would create lots of railroad jobs haling the coal and machinery, and building materials to put this plan in effect. After you stabilize the negative spiral of our country then give tax credits to any one who could develop the alterative power sources and then employment the power sources in a stable country, not a country in economic turmoil

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BRILLIANT! Seriously, Obama made a more than perfect decision to include Eric to the team. Google, who grew up quick, grew up strong and steadily make breakthroughs in many different aspects of the computer/online world (and now cell phones). And another good reason for grabbing Eric is his thoughts on “Net Neutrality”, something we cannot afford to lose. Thank you again Mr. President!

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