Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google, marvels at how far society has come in his progress commencement speech. He talks about how far computers and technology have advanced and how students have changed. He proclaims that social media has changed how people communicate, with millions of youth posting embarrassing or private moments up on Facebook or Twitter for the whole world to see.
Schmidt's progress commencement speech also discusses moving forward and continuing this technological and social progress of learning, making mistakes, and finding knew uses for everyday tools (i.e social media platforms). He talks about needing to live for the future and for the things one loves and values. He expresses his hopes that the graduates realize that people around the world fundamentally share the same desires and that human resilience is invaluable.