I am getting sick and tired of these sensationalist videos saying Google is evil. Part of the reason has to do with the fact that I’ve BEEN HAD this hypothesis for at least 3 years now, via John Battelle’s (5 year old!) book, The Search. Does anybody read these days? I guess not. Anyway. Battelle breaks it down, asserting that 1984‘s Big Brother won’t be our government, but it will be Google (or, a company like Google).
Sure, I get a little paranoid about the GOOG every now and then, but for the time being I think they’re bringing some efficiency to my life. Web-based e-mail was horrible before GMail came on the scene. HORRIBLE. Google Voice is awesome. Sure, they mess up on things like Buzz privacy glitches, and the utter uselessness of Wave, but nobody’s perfect. I must be drinking the kool-aid because I truly think Google is just trying to organize our lives, not take them over and turn us into drones.
Video spotted at 5thirtyone.