Framtidens Google både skrämmer och kittlar

Stephen Shankland:

It’s time to think of Google as much more than just a search engine, and that should both excite and spook you

Exempelvis Google Glass är ju onekligen ballt, men bara tanken på att det du (och därmed också Google Glass) ser, är samma sak som Google ser:

Exciting? I think so. But it’s also, potentially, a profoundly creepy change. For a Google-augmented life, you must grant the Googlebot unprecedented privileges to monitor your personal information and behavior. What medicine do you take? What ads did you just glance at while walking by the bus stop? What’s your credit card number? And as Google works to integrate social data into its services, you’ll have to decide how much you’ll share with your contacts’ Google accounts — and the best way to ask them to share their data with your Google account.

Tål ju att fundera på.

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