Did Google Steal My Soul?

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I wasn’t in search of Google… however Google was in search of me.

Google appeared very austere. No flashing banners, no blinking buttons, no prettiness in any respect the truth is, however very COOL non-the-less. Much less is extra. Clothed in easy inexperienced and blue, I appreciated Google straight away.

Google mentioned that I might search all the world’s info that was at the moment on-line. Google mentioned that at some point, within the close to future, the sum of all human expertise, the totality of all data could be safely saved, managed and maintained by Google.

Wow! I mentioned. What would you like in return? Nothing mentioned Google. Google love is yours for FREE.

Later Google mentioned to me that I might use a brand new ‘threaded’ electronic mail system that will give me 2Gb of internet reminiscence area in order that I would like by no means ever delete one other electronic mail. All of my emails might be saved for the report, on the report perpetually.

Wow! I mentioned. What would you like in return? Nothing mentioned Google. Google love is yours for FREE.

Nonetheless later Google mentioned to me that I used to be so cherished that I might have a calendar by which I might enter all of my appointments and duties and all of my contacts of buddies, household and associates. I might entry this info from any pc, anyplace on the planet at any time.

Wow! I mentioned. What would you like in return? Nothing mentioned Google. Google love is yours for FREE.

Quickly Google gave me Docs for me to put in writing, analyse, plan and current with full ease and accessible by anybody whom I authorised. My pal and I might collaborate and work on the identical doc collectively even when he was in Tokyo and I’m in London.

Wow! I mentioned. What would you like in return? Nothing mentioned Google. Google love is yours for FREE.

Google inspired me to make use of Chrome as my browser of selection as all different browsers are… so steam-aged. Google satisfied me that I wanted pace in my searching expertise. That is the quickest loading browser on God’s Inexperienced Earth they mentioned. I hate Redmond so I used to be cool with that.

Wow! I mentioned. What would you like in return? Nothing mentioned Google. Google love is yours for FREE.

Through the years Google has given me Alerts, Books, Blogger, Checkout, Customized Search, Desktop, Earth, Finance, iGoogle, Pictures, Maps, Information, Product Search, Scholar, Toolbar, YouTube and likewise Teams, Picassa, Reader, Websites, SketchUp, Translate and extra…

Wow! I mentioned. What would you like in return? Nothing mentioned Google. Google love is yours for FREE.

Google simply saved on giving and giving and giving…

Through the years Google and I’ve change into very shut, so shut that Google now is aware of extra about me than I in all probability do myself.

Who I’m, who my family and friends are: Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, Checkout, Streetview. Google has a report of all of my private info together with banking and monetary affairs. My calendar holds updated contact info on all of my household, buddies and enterprise associates. It is aware of the place all of them stay and what their homes and streets appear to be.

My monetary affairs: AdSense, AdWords, Checkout, Streetview. Google is aware of the place I work, what I do and the way a lot cash I make, the place that cash comes from and why. Google is aware of the place I work, from which workplace and what it seems to be like.

The place I’m, what time, with whom, for the way lengthy: Calendar, Latitude, Maps, Gmail, Earth, Search. Google is aware of the place I’m from my calendar but in addition from the pc I’m utilizing it may well inform which metropolis I am in, how I acquired there, which web sites I go to, how lengthy I stayed there and which language I learn in.

What I learn and speak about: Google Information, Gmail, Blogger, Search, GTalk, Voice. Google is aware of what kind of stories I’m excited about. It is aware of what topics I examine. It is aware of and has again ups of each single electronic mail that I’ve despatched or was despatched to me and by whom at what time and what the content material was. These are packaged in ‘conversations’ so are all associated to one another.

What my pursuits are: Search, Blogger, Voice, Picassa, Gmail, Chrome, Docs, Checkout. Google tracks each search I make and which hyperlinks I click on to and for the way lengthy. Google is aware of my procuring habits, what I purchase, the place they’re delivered to and the way a lot it value. It deduces my spending price range and monetary thresholds.

What I watch and after I watch: YouTube, Search, Chrome. Google notes what I take a look at on YouTube and what number of related movies I watch. It may possibly deduce from this what sort of TV and film reveals I’d be excited about and when they need to be promoted to me. Each search is logged and recorded.

Cross-referenced and cross-correlated Google can infer from this arsenal of digital info my full make-up as an individual and a Google consumer.

The itemizing above will not be exhaustive and I am certain you possibly can level out different areas of Google dominance. Trace: Google Well being, Google Cell, Google Wave, Chrome OS… get my drift?

You would possibly assume that, figuring out all the above as I do, I’m towards Google however you would be unsuitable. Aside from the China censorship scandal, I truly consider that, on steadiness, Google is a worthy entity and on the entire makes life simpler for many. Proper now, it’s a benevolent energy.

I am going to panic when the Google board members contemplate altering the identify to SkyNet.

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