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Mathieu [PersonRank 1]

Saturday, April 14, 2007
13 years ago13,712 views

hehe.

All Your Base [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Are Belong To Us

chris [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

thats awesome

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

+5 Insightful, in addition to +5 funny

ashkan karbasfrooshan [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

That's pretty good, actually.

You know, when Steve Ballmer reads "Goog bought MSFT for $120B," he will have to kill you.

But thanks for your sacrifice for our entertainment...

ravishankar [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

;)

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You too will become one with The Borg..

Pranav Chavda [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Hahaha. good one. Google is starting to look more and more like a communist government by 2017 eh? What would have ayn rand wrote about this if she were alive?

alagami [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

This is good reading and it could be very true. I've been having those thoughts for a while now. I think that within 5 years Google will have the status that Microsoft has now where most of us hate them due to their dominance. Microsoft will be much smaller by then since operating systems are built with a Linux-Kernel and all your applications will run online ;-)

mak [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

I like the "web 6.0 framework..." thing!
hehe :)

Eric Baillargeon [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

May be sooner ;-)

Laurent Van Winckel [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Haha, awesome! Loved it.
"“[the] main privacy issues for users today are data leaks to third parties. By eliminating all third parties, we closed this hole." = good one :D

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Haha, brilliant article.

I can detect some Web 2.0 buzzword generator here, wonder if I'm right :)

what.was.the.question.whyblog. ...
emptybottle.org/bullshit/

Yvo [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The new google version (beta) – with integrated internet – -was spotted here: yvoschaap.com/googlelive/

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

heheh..nice read for the Sat mornin!!

Did yout try to reach EFF for comments ?? :)-

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Good idea Pd, will try...

Dane Vahey [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Nice article, though time line is a bit off, chances are Bush tries to sell the internet to "the Google" before years out

Zim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

2017? Many years from now... Internet wouldn't be sold ever -it's something almost impossible to buy-
But I think Microsoft will "fall" in the next decade.
The big problem for Google will be Wikiasari (if it success).

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You think 10 years is all they need to acquire the internet? Man you move fast.

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp, you are a genius.

But really, after the last acquisition I became somehow scared of Google. It's going to be an web equivalent of huge soulless media companie. And the fact that it stores years worth of information about myself (my mails [ex. passwords from other services], IM chats [ex. confession intended for my friends], web searches [all 12 000 of them, ex. porn searches], my calendar, my RSS list, ... my life) and their compromises in China really doesn't help.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Why wait til 2017? Larry or Sergey can write a check now.

DevNull [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Ah, brilliant mate! "Resistance is futile..."

RandSucks [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Pranav,

Anything she would've said would've been stupid, because she was stupid.

bdemen [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

In 2017:

With Google's new aquisition of the internet,

You don't search Google, Google searches you!

bdemen

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

>>2017? Many years from now... Internet wouldn't be sold ever -it's something almost impossible to buy-

Yes, this is a joke.

>>But I think Microsoft will "fall" in the next decade.

Haha really ? Ya people have been predicting Microsoft's "fall" for a decade at least. Their revenue is high and are making head ways into new arenas.

>>The big problem for Google will be Wikiasari (if it success).

Any search engine that's a success will be a big problem for Google. I personally don't think community editable search engines are those.
Wikipedia was a success because it's easy to cross-reference accuracy (however POV still remain an issue).

For the search "India", How would people select what'll be first ? The Times of India webpage? The CIAs report on India? The Indian Govts. Website?

------

Ok back on topic, if I had access to a time machine, the first thing I would do is look at Google.com in the Future.

Pierre-Olivier [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

So good... Just have to tell us how rebels organize to fight Google after 2017.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I built that time machine and looked at Google.com from 2084 (and sent the picture to NewYork Times – They were the only ones willing to publish it).

nytimes.com/imagepages/2005/10 ...

Lior Haner [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Sohil, people edited search engines may not be the solution but when people directly answer a specific question in a community, results are by far superior.

You can try it out on sites like yedda.com (where I work) or other similar services.

The only chance that automated search has to match people's accuracy is by developing much better AI than is currently available.

Conor Cleary [PersonRank 8]

13 years ago #

nah ppl cant spell that wiki search engine... no biggie.
change the amount google buys the internet for to 1337 BDollars lol

Inferno [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

What will happen to Windows then. Will Microsoft block the internet in their OS and say that it is too dangerous out there? Boy... those who are with Google today might just rock the web tomorrow!

gaman [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I thought our hard disk will be large enough and Internet connection will be fast enough by then we can download the whole Internet content into your PC. Who needs Google?

and Microsoft will win eventually because they own the OS?

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

1.Google already index the whole net world. Buy whole net world cost nothing nearly. So, Google Blogoscoped will hosted on Google server directly. Just like Google Blogger with your owned domain.

2.The bad news, China will use Philipp Lenssen's idea for Google Censorship API monthly. The forbidden word will be blocked at local ISP. Before Google use Root Censorship, China already did this.

3.Eric Schmid's saying is somehow wrong, Google can buy Yahoo search engine, but should not make it point to Google. Google can have multi-brands search engine and make them compete each other. China Yahoo made a same mistake after Alibaba join with Yahoo China. Keep everything and make them compete is the best.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Google bought Microsoft in 2016 remember gaman and Inferno.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> and Microsoft will win eventually because
> they own the OS?

Microsoft owns the OS?

No. They own the offline OS. Google is starting to own the online OS.

simplerich [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

We all knew it was coming.
Great read.

Patrick Sexton [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Funny, nicely done

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Lior, I've recently used Yedda. It's a fantastic service. Great job and my fullest compliments.

David Wynot [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

2017, Google would be the whole Internet without need to buy it.
Think of it : Google navigator, Google OS, Google Office, ....I wait for Google buy Akamai and offer it to all educated ressources and....here we are
Google will become Internet
David

Srikanth Bhakthan [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Half of the internet is already under Google Radar :). As @bdemen says, you know longer search in Google, Google is searching you!

Carsten Cumbrowski [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Make a flash out of it, like EPIC 2014 :)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPIC_201 ...

Note on the side: yeah, the Google teleconference last friday to "answer questions" about their acquisition of DoubleClick was pathetic.

John Honeck [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You have to laugh to keep from crying...

Null [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

today it's intrawebz

tomorrow t3h un1versE!!

wolkanca [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

:) ha ha ha!

davide [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

you're fucking crazy...:D

Maxito [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Heheh great article... BTW Google and the whole Internet Cyborg Planet will be owned by Wamba in the 2030 :P

James Zhou [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Pretty funny. Philip. You are such a genius. This is the most amusing stuff I've read those days. What if Google decision-makers read this? You do have some insightful perspectives in your last paragraph. Looks like Google is trying to create a new world where a new 1984 story is being told...

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Right now, Yahoo! Alliance rebel forces are gathering on the forest moon of Endor. Stay tuned.

pollyHuber [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hi,
Most obviouly your quite wrong.

BDog2534 [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I'm assuming Yahoo! sent Google the rights for the country of "Panama" for a player to be named later. In Google's eyes, it's worth not much more than a bag of used baseballs.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

> Did yout try to reach EFF for comments ?? :)-

So here's the reply from the EFF:

<<As staff attorney Kurt Opsahl said in the LA Times today, this is definitely of concern
(latimes.com/business/custom/ad ...).
   Google says it will be transparent in how its data collection will work, so we're hopeful that the company will take this opportunity to get user feedback and make privacy improvements. Needless to say, however, we'll be watching the situation closely as more details come to light.>>

Ajay Anand [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Wow, this does seem to be impossible :)

Marcello Corongiu [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #


To whom may read in italian, here's the chronicle of the world troubles connected to the the succession of the Big Ruler Page the First in 2053:

blog.stefanoepifani.it/2007/04 ...

Larry McGee [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Google's next acquisition: Victoria's Secret

Hank Shawne [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hong Xiaowan wrote: "Keep everything and make them compete is the best."

No, best is to own nothing, but set and enforce a few rules so the failures go bankrupt, instead of being killed or becoming slaves.

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