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"The google Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Google begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.."
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I guarantee there's no man out there that would hand over their hard-drive willingly to the police, allsorts of mischievous searches and accidental and incriminating viewing secrets hidden there in the binary code. In fact there's no copper out there who would have over their hard-drive.lol.!! These things are our new electronic hearts and Goggle will soon be the most powerful cardiologist on the planet, all of us soon to hooked up to their ECG. Blackmail aint the word!
But its 'Street Map' that's all the talk, a bold and powerful move by the worlds biggest search engine to keep an eye on us. They democratically let everyone else keep an eye on us but that's just a cover if you ask me. Googles biggest asset is access to you and me with our say so no less. Ok, some middle-class villager types tried to make a stand on the privacy issue but if we use and enjoy these things and then complain our house is on them then we are hypocrites. It's like ticking the box below your credit card application.
It's not just junk you will get from the bank it's all the companies that have paid to be on the same mailing list. Now they can put all that gen they have gathered on us and start to match to our houses and areas. How long until they will be taking pictures of us and storing that online, punters able to click on us and learn all about us? Google Street Map, part of their Google Earth project, will eventually allow us to look at every street in the U.K. and have a good nose around, especially useful for burglars and estate agents. A case study in the Telegraph summed up the problem.
A burglar from the Midlands was using Google Earth to search for church roofs with lead on them. Once located he would check accessibility to the grounds and then switch to Google Earth. The cunning bit was that he would only steal enough lead not to attract immediate attention so he could go back to the various churches another day. Then when the theft was detected up went the scaffold and in came the roofers. He would then go back at night and exploit the ready assembled scaffold to get more lead, especially the new stuff. Because he had a vast network of church roofs to steel from he could use irregular patterns to avoid detection or ambush. It was a brilliant scheme until some sharp detective noticed a pattern and discovered similarities on; you guessed it, Google Earth. But this was clear evidence that Google Earth was aiding crime, allowing burglars to spread their wings and save time on 'casing' the joint.
Google, when its doing what it does best, is a search-engine, of course, the biggest and best in the known universe. And we are blasé about that, too, Google recording all our surfing habits, they say to target us with personal advertising that suits our habits, we think to sell on our bad habits to all manner of agencies and companies. And with those willy waving free email accounts of one gigabyte available on google they are determined to get all of our data in one place. They also do a free video and image service as well as maps, which leads into Google Earth, of course. 'Igoogle' offers basic news and TV services. You can also create your own homepage if you're that way inclined. Recently they proudly announced they had copied 10 million books on to digital format, many of those books out of copyrite.
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"Defense network computers. New... powerful... hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. Then it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the other side. Decided our fate in a microsecond: extermination"
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Looking at googles front page it looks innocuous and innocent, a couple of basic links to business and advertising options. Their core revenue stream is those ads, some $10 billion dollars worth in 2008, and the reason why many newspapers and TV stations are going bust, The New York Times about to fall. Google has also been criticized by advertisers regarding its inability to combat click fraud, when a person or automated script is used to generate a charge on an advertisement without really having an interest in the product. Industry reports in 2006 claim that approximately 14 to 20 percent of clicks were in fact fraudulent or invalid.(BBC/News) And finally, my exploration of the site it turn out it's not true that if you type 'google' into 'google' then you crash the internet. I tapped 'I'm feeling lucky' into their 'I'm feeling lucky' bit and at the top of the list was, yes, you guessed it, google I'm feeling lucky...perhaps proving that facility isn't as random you hoped. But at least when I type in 'naked twin nymphs', they do pop up, as do I!
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