Gimme Google

I’m at Gimme Coffee right now in Brooklyn.

To my left, there’s a guy on an IBM Thinkpad using Gmail. I’m beside that, using Google Docs. To my right, there’s a girl with a black Macbook, using Youtube.

We are all on Google properties.

Is that scary? I don’t know why, I just suddenly had a really weird feeling in the pit of my stomach.





8 responses to “Gimme Google”

  1. Rob McDougall Avatar

    Meh. I think that would creep me out too – but they provide really good services… who wouldn’t want to use them?!

  2. Clyde Smith Avatar

    Julien, have you read any of the Google founders or Ceo’s comments on the Artificial Intelligence they’re building?

    All these systems are ultimately intended to feed it information.

    I’m not even joking.

  3. Nico Avatar

    Yup, it is a bit scary. That’s why I don’t use Google Docs or Google Reader.

  4. Dave Delaney Avatar

    Which is why I just downloaded all of my contacts from all of my Gmail accounts, and I synced my Gmail accounts with Outlook (yes, I know).

  5. Patrick Avatar

    ’bout time :-p

  6. Clarence Avatar

    It is easy to ‘fear the cloud’ (and somewhat justifiable, as well). The fact that GOOG is as far reaching as it is, at some point, we have to consider the scope creep (and the impact on our everyday hustle).

  7. Clyde Smith Avatar

    Should have dropped the reference where I initially encountered the AI quotes:

    The Big Switch – Nicholas Carr

    It’s the focus of the final chapter, before the epilogue, entitled iGod.

  8. Angie King Avatar
    Angie King

    I’ve recently been thinking of Google as a ladies man. We are all being seduced. We all know he has multiple lovers. But we adore him. His charms are just too wily to ignore.

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