Op-Ed Contributor: Google’s Earth
Google is massive, but I have never thought of it in the way William Gibson is describing. Its a very interesting concept to think that google is using us to achieve its own ends. I like the fact that we do not own google. We as the public have access to google but we have absolutely no control over it. Google can be used as a tool and most of use it was that. But over time google begins to learn. It begins to guess what we are doing, it begins to predict what is going to happen. In a way it begins to understand who the user is. That scares me. This aspect reminds me of computer AI. If this is the beginning of AI, science fiction is coming true. Which is very scary, because for every good aspect of the future, negative consequences also exist.