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Is Google God?

From Thomas Friedman's latest column, "Is Google God?":

Says Alan Cohen, a V.P. of Airespace, a new Wi-Fi provider: "If I can operate Google, I can find anything. And with wireless, it means I will be able to find anything, anywhere, anytime. Which is why I say that Google, combined with Wi-Fi, is a little bit like God. God is wireless, God is everywhere and God sees and knows everything. Throughout history, people connected to God without wires. Now, for many questions in the world, you ask Google, and increasingly, you can do it without wires, too."
A god that actually answers questions? That's a fairly amazing thought.

The next step is a god that doesn't just answer questions, but answers request for action. Of course, we've seen that before -- it was called Forbidden Planet. I suggest we not go there.


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