Just this afternoon on the way to Robinsons Ermita I was hit with a question I’ve never thought about asking before – is there anything else Google has not thought about? Some things to keep in mind:
Google is everywhere
The ubiquitous search engine, Gmail, Blogger, Orkut, News, Google Earth! Sometimes I think about being shot nude while soaking up the sun in middle of Boracay.
Google has all the answers
Google even knows you’re too lazy to type in ‘www’ and ‘.com’ and he keeps his mouth shut when your Google.com home page’s first search of the day involves your daily dose of sweet, sweet Gmail pleasure. Seriously, dude. How hard is it to type a four-letter word and hit CTRL + enter?
Google’s power pwnz joo
All we like sheep have turned over our emails and pictures and embarrassing search terms that make you think “I wish no one saw me search for that”, not to mention our full names and home addresses and credit card numbers and the maiden names of our mothers because Google is so damn easy to trust, unlike that other company. Not to say that Google will rat us all out one day, but my gut tells me we are all bound to be doomed when today’s feel-good Google gods and goddesses transcend time and space and an evil empire rises from within.
It’s becoming frighteningly more difficult to resist the power that Google as a company yields over the web. Backed by the brightest minds, every new idea seems to have come from the G camp, and we are left without a compelling reason to turn our backs and go to the competition. I would like to see the day when Yahoo and Microsoft and even more players come into the scene and take it out like wild animals in a galactic battle for the best services. In the end it’s always the consumer who benefits from competition, however fierce it may be.