I typed this into a popular search engine, no prizes for guessing which one… Its a question which has plagued me for a while, I already have Google as my home page on my phone, desktop, laptop and tablet, I have gmail on 2 android phones, Google play where I store music and books and obviously I have preferred search engine.
Not sure who it is but this blogger wrote about gooogle world domination in 2004, and he was probably on to something, at the time, Google play wasn’t invented, there wasn’t too many android handsets about and I dunno if Chrome was invented or whether they had bought YouTube at that point or had double click, I’m not going to write a list of Google products here but the point is Google has come a long way in the 10 years since the article. Just look at this:
The next article was on debate.org where 67% of people think that Google will take over the world, (read some of the comments, for comedy gold.) The 3rd post was viralnova’s google facts which is quite a fun read and many a true word is spoken in jest.
Anyway, the answer to the question depends on your perspective. Given that Google know what you searched for last, who you emailed 3 years ago, what video’s you like watching and porn tastes, and every “curiosity” search you’ve ever done, what you like to read, who your friends are and your music tastes, it probably already has.
Half the the people who work in marketing have had to adapt to Google, and go on courses just to stay relevant. Google is in the dictionary and my Gran even says “Google it” You can’t really escape Google and I don’t know what’s next, they may lose a bit to IOS using Bing as default, but I doubt it makes a difference, because IOS sucks. Also the amount of times my other half as text me to say “have you seen Google today, its funny.”
Like it or not, its part of your life and all in all it ain’t half bad for a bunch of geeks who sit around on bean bags all day. Anyway watching this video will help you make your own mind up.