How Google's Ubiquity Makes Your Life Better

Monday, October 18, 2010

An estimated 300 million people use the internet search engine Google every day. They do more than search the web with Google. They write emails with it, plan their lives with the Google calendar, exchange documents and images, translate from one language to another. And while Google doesn't have a monopoly, but seems to have become ubiquitous in our everyday lives.

John Hockenberry spoke with Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt at the MIT Media Lab's 25th anniversary celebration about how ubiquity translates into innovation for the company and how ubiquitous computing will change our lives in the future.

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Winston O'Brien from Airstrip Two, Oceania

I code, and know how easy data are to copy and distribute, and how susceptible systems are to hacking-around-in. I don't trust Google with more than a bare minimum of information, and neither should you.

For one thing, when a firm goes bankrupt, all of its promises about the safety of your information from resale go out the window---think Google can't go bankrupt?: well, speaking as an ex-G.M. stock-holder.....

Oct. 18 2010 09:38 AM

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