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Google Becoming an Extension of your Mind

 
phocuss

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07/17/2012 12:51 PM

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It's time to think of Google as much more than just a search engine, and that should both excite and spook you.

Search remains critical to the company's financial and technological future, but Google also is using the search business' cash to transform itself into something much broader than just a place to point your browser when asking for directions on the Internet.

What it's now becoming is an extension of your mind, an omnipresent digital assistant that figures out what you need and supplies it before you even realize you need it.

Exciting or creepy?

For a Google-augmented life, you must grant the Googlebot unprecedented privileges to monitor your personal information and behavior. What medicine do you take? What ads did you just glance at while walking by the bus stop? What's your credit card number? And as Google works to integrate social data into its services, you'll have to decide how much you'll share with your contacts' Google accounts -- and the best way to ask them to share their data with your Google account.

Good or bad what do you think? Read more here:

[link to news.cnet.com]
phocuss (OP)

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07/17/2012 12:57 PM

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Thanks for the pin!hf
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07/17/2012 12:57 PM
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Google is CIA controlled.
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07/17/2012 01:23 PM

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Project Glass glasses due to ship early next year:

Google I/O attendees willing to part with $1,500 in exchange for prototype glasses due to ship early in 2013.

"And if you're wearing Project Glass glasses, it could be recording every word you say and sight you see. Wonder when your old college roommate's child was born? Google indexed that conversation for you and knew who you were talking to. Concerned that you may have offended your date? Google can replay the video of his expression after you told the off-color joke. With Google's glasses recording and processing what your senses capture, they could bring the perfect recall of computers to fallible human memory."
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07/17/2012 01:26 PM
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Anyone who would willingly allow google access to their personal data is a moran!

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07/17/2012 01:28 PM
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can you get PORN on thees glasses ,Im in
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07/17/2012 01:31 PM
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this makes thinking and memorizing even more useless as it already is.
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07/17/2012 02:19 PM
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Learning more from Google then from
5 year university
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07/17/2012 02:32 PM
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this makes thinking and memorizing even more useless as it already is.
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scheming
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07/17/2012 02:33 PM
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bsflag

Google is sheep food...and pathetic.
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07/17/2012 02:41 PM
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F Google. LOL
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07/17/2012 02:58 PM

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This really doesn't sound good to me.

I have read that today's students aren't that great at using Google. When one lacks expertise in a certain field, they can't work through data as quickly. Having encyclopedias of data available and not having any type of filter to work through the info can create some confusion.



[link to mashable.com]

One hundred and fifty-six students who were interviewed at the five schools about their research habits mentioned Google more than any database. The 60 students who participated in a “research process interview” — with researchers following them around the library as they searched for information — frequently used the search engine poorly. And when they used other databases, they expected them to work the same way that Google does.

“It wasn’t so much that students were inefficient in their use of Google, but rather that students are often ill-equipped to sufficiently evaluate or refine the results that are returned,” says Andrew Asher, an anthropologist at Bucknell University and one of the project leads. “…I don’t think this is a problem limited to students.”

“They were basically clueless about the logic underlying how the search engine organizes and displays its results,” adds an article on the study by Inside Higher Ed. “Consequently, the students did not know how to build a search that would return good sources. (For instance, limiting a search to news articles, or querying specific databases such as Google Book Search or Google Scholar.)”

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The lessons of deeper knowledge, though, instructed me to embrace God in all things." St Francis of Assisi

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07/17/2012 03:13 PM
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How better to hack into the global human psyche than google!

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07/17/2012 03:16 PM
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It's time to think of Google as much more than just a search engine, and that should both excite and spook you.

Search remains critical to the company's financial and technological future, but Google also is using the search business' cash to transform itself into something much broader than just a place to point your browser when asking for directions on the Internet.

What it's now becoming is an extension of your mind, an omnipresent digital assistant that figures out what you need and supplies it before you even realize you need it.

Exciting or creepy?

For a Google-augmented life, you must grant the Googlebot unprecedented privileges to monitor your personal information and behavior. What medicine do you take? What ads did you just glance at while walking by the bus stop? What's your credit card number? And as Google works to integrate social data into its services, you'll have to decide how much you'll share with your contacts' Google accounts -- and the best way to ask them to share their data with your Google account.

Good or bad what do you think? Read more here:

[link to news.cnet.com]
 Quoting: phocuss




well good, that works both ways ya know

all things do

every road that leads to Rome leads the hell away from it as well

once they hook up to us we're essentially locked into them with equal measure

that's just how it works and if you know how it does you're IN
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07/17/2012 03:18 PM
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It's time to think of Google as much more than just a search engine, and that should both excite and spook you.

Search remains critical to the company's financial and technological future, but Google also is using the search business' cash to transform itself into something much broader than just a place to point your browser when asking for directions on the Internet.

What it's now becoming is an extension of your mind, an omnipresent digital assistant that figures out what you need and supplies it before you even realize you need it.

Exciting or creepy?

For a Google-augmented life, you must grant the Googlebot unprecedented privileges to monitor your personal information and behavior. What medicine do you take? What ads did you just glance at while walking by the bus stop? What's your credit card number? And as Google works to integrate social data into its services, you'll have to decide how much you'll share with your contacts' Google accounts -- and the best way to ask them to share their data with your Google account.

Good or bad what do you think? Read more here:

[link to news.cnet.com]
 Quoting: phocuss




well good, that works both ways ya know

all things do

every road that leads to Rome leads the hell away from it as well

once they hook up to us we're essentially locked into them with equal measure

that's just how it works and if you know how it does you're IN
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hence acquiescing to them makes it a done deal that they've in turn acquiesced unto you

IF you understand the name of that game
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07/17/2012 05:14 PM
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Obviously this is intended to wiggle into many more nooks and crannies of your life, commercialize them and make you more dependent on them.

It is folly to get overly involved with any "service."

If I disconnected from the internet, say, cancelled my net service, I could get by just fine, and I'm never going to live life another way. I'm not a fool.

I do enjoy the benefits of a fridge and indoor plumbing but that's about as "dependent" on technology as I'm willing to get.
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07/17/2012 05:16 PM
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BTW, don't use google, it aggregates all your data, even if you think you've turned that functionaity off (you haven't, there's no off button)

Use startpage for all your searches.

If you don't like startpage (even though it rocks), or it's not meeting your needs for a particular search, supplement with Bing or Yahoo. They are not less evil than Google but less powerful. It's powerful evils that are the most dangerous.
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07/17/2012 05:22 PM
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Well I pretty much Un-googled myself a few months ago and I feel SO much better! No kidding! I had all kinds of personal info entered and haven't been able to remove it...DUH!

So I just deleted my account... wasn't easy, but hey... stopped using google for searching (there's pretty good alternatives) and actually didn't stop using youtube LOL...BUT I use different accounts for different kind of youtube-ing :) All without any personal info added (except the ones google is forcing out of you whenever you use their services) and ALWAYS delete my cookies between two sessions.
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07/17/2012 05:25 PM
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Google is CIA controlled.
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Everything is CIA controlled to you guys these days...or zionist...or satanist...or communist...my cat...actually you really need to worry about that last one.
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Obviously this is intended to wiggle into many more nooks and crannies of your life, commercialize them and make you more dependent on them.

It is folly to get overly involved with any "service."

If I disconnected from the internet, say, cancelled my net service, I could get by just fine, and I'm never going to live life another way. I'm not a fool.

I do enjoy the benefits of a fridge and indoor plumbing but that's about as "dependent" on technology as I'm willing to get.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9151175


That's very wise of you and yes, the key word here is DEPENDENCY! If you use any technology but would have no problem to stop using it at any given time, then you're just fine.

If on the contrary, you don't even know what day it is without checking it online, then you're pretty much screwed LOL
God has no enemies! God is LOVE! Love is the most powerful weapon in the world. All who try to play God are wasting their time and will get kicked in the ass over and over again until they learn their lesson! PS. I'M HUNGARIAN!
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07/17/2012 05:32 PM
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....and so it is writ Lord.
Thy name is Google
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07/17/2012 05:32 PM
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When Google becomes self aware we're all screwed!


ahhh
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07/17/2012 05:34 PM
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Basically, Google reckons that it can use technology to disrupt the global criminal networks that “depend on secrecy and discretion” to function.

[link to www.gizmodo.co.uk]


5-10 years before google will arrest you for recieving a newsletter which mentions any of the words on a list. and that list is gonna be huge.
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When Google becomes self aware we're all screwed!


ahhh
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This sort of suggests that Google is like a blind machine right now.

Google is a company, it's completely made up of self-aware entities (corporate humans). Be FULLY aware when you use any of their services that they are interested in what you can do for them, not what they can do for you.
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Project Glass glasses due to ship early next year:

Google I/O attendees willing to part with $1,500 in exchange for prototype glasses due to ship early in 2013.

"And if you're wearing Project Glass glasses, it could be recording every word you say and sight you see. Wonder when your old college roommate's child was born? Google indexed that conversation for you and knew who you were talking to. Concerned that you may have offended your date? Google can replay the video of his expression after you told the off-color joke. With Google's glasses recording and processing what your senses capture, they could bring the perfect recall of computers to fallible human memory."
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This is horrible, as humans there are things we are glad our brain doesn't recall.
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07/17/2012 06:27 PM
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[link to www.youtube.com]
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It's time to think of Google as much more than just a search engine, and that should both excite and spook you.

Search remains critical to the company's financial and technological future, but Google also is using the search business' cash to transform itself into something much broader than just a place to point your browser when asking for directions on the Internet.

What it's now becoming is an extension of your mind, an omnipresent digital assistant that figures out what you need and supplies it before you even realize you need it.

Exciting or creepy?

For a Google-augmented life, you must grant the Googlebot unprecedented privileges to monitor your personal information and behavior. What medicine do you take? What ads did you just glance at while walking by the bus stop? What's your credit card number? And as Google works to integrate social data into its services, you'll have to decide how much you'll share with your contacts' Google accounts -- and the best way to ask them to share their data with your Google account.

Good or bad what do you think? Read more here:

[link to news.cnet.com]
 Quoting: phocuss


My mom knew these guys back in the dawn of the internet and they flat out said their end goal was to create the deus ex machina.

They envisioned a world that was like the Borg, only benevolent where what any person on earth saw at any given time could be seen by anyone else at any time.

Think of it like a huge consciousness, or hive mind.

They also said they believed that the secret to immortality was in data storage.
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07/17/2012 07:20 PM
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Your mind is becoming an extension of Google.
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I just googled google, and this isn't what happened.
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I really really really want to believe that so bad.
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Great posts! I am thinking where this will lead is along the lines of 1984 and knowing your thoughts e.g. thoughtcrime.

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