26th October 2005

The “Google Grid” refers to the supposed “grid” of coverage or complete saturation and domination that Google currently has and will continue to have have over search results, over the internet, and possibly over the entire world.

Googles future plans are revealed in this 8 minute history documentary in the year 2014.

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If the future of the internet fascinates you, you need to watch this short film xalled Epic 14 presented as a history recap of the Internet through 2014. Is this what could happen? Is it already happening?

We are truly in the infancy of the internet, and I’m thrilled to be a small part of it, and to watch it unfold around me. Anyone that tells you the internet bubble already burst is living in a dream world! We aint seen nothin’ yet…

http://epic.makingithappen.co.uk/

http://www.robinsloan.com/epic/

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    6 Responses to What is the Google Grid?

    1. This video is amazing. It is so visionary. For anyone who is mildly interested to the avid futurist, this video speaks to what the future really might be like.
      From early science fiction to the “Back to the Future” series, media speculates about the future. Usually it is wrong. We do not all have robots in our homes by now as predicted forty years ago. No. The future looks very different from what was predicted.
      But this video presentation from Google shows a more realistic, rather than “science fiction” vision of the next ten years.

    2. well to me the google grid is something pretty attractive, but it has a lot of downsides…

      Google is gaining influence in the world every second, and frnkly i’m getting worried it’ll eventually become a consortium too large to remain “innocent” and “hippy” as it seems to be at the moment for many people. Their mottos not to be evil, to preserve information and to bring everybody the same access to content already start to be failed principles with the google.cn affair.

      If they set up such a thing as the Google Grid, how can we be sure it isn’t goig to become our “My Documents” folder? How can we trust our files to such a company?

      People already began doing so with the GMAIL DRIVE hack (it “seems” not to be officially supported by google but don’t they have the means to prevent such usage if they really don’t want it?) and keep files on google’s servers on a daily basis. That’s something i don’t feel i’m prepared to do with half of my My Documents files, not to mention the rest… If they plan to set up a global client operating system like some sources say, they’ll have the power to look at any user’s files whenever they want.

      Then the government will have the ability to investigate it all, build statistics on people, which may disturb some.

      The EPIC video leads to thinking google would end up building profiles on people. Who wants their personality analysed by bots?

      Yet the customization of content by automatic means is more attractive than the hundreds of forms we get to see asking for our interests and hobbies. The video shows Google has the potential to bring an end to those steps of customization.

    3. Adrian Eden says:

      Google is the driving force behind The Media Revolution.

    4. Luffemann says:

      Great article thanks – just think a little bit further – what if “someone” had a patent for this?

      that would be really fantastic or what? ;)

    5. Ander says:

      Whoa cool. Too bad it’s wrong on EVERYTHING it predicted.

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