Thursday, June 25, 2009

Google Paranoia

An oldie but goodie from NY Times, predicting what Google might search tomorrow. Notice the cheerful pair of buttons: "I'm Feeling Lucky" or "I'm Feeling Paranoid."

Is Google becoming Big Brother? And if so, is that necessarily a bad thing? Thanks to my librarian schooling, I kind of like the idea of being able to search anything, anytime, for any reason. Just means it's up to me not to gather too many skeletons in my closet. The idea reminds me of Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter's Light of Other Days, where nothing is secret or ever will be again.

Does an omniscient Google scare or excite you? Post a comment and let me know!

Disclosure: Anders owns shares in Google.

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