Well first of all, those of you who don’t know what Skynet is, should first get your fundamentals cleared up before you read the next line. For those who have made it this far without violating the rule stated in line 1, I congratulate you on being a part of a group that holds greatest of regards for one of the best movies ever – Terminator. Well, personally, I won’t go so far as to include the later releases of the series to the clique.
Anyway, it was while travelling a couple of days back a thought stuck me as particularly intriguing one. Actually it was after I read about the upcoming launch of Google Drive, the search giant’s new cloud based storage service, which, as can be easily predicted, will make our lives easier in one more way. Not that there are no such services like this already present, but its not too much to expect something unexpectedly awesome from Google that will simple eliminate the competition, maybe incrementally, if not in one big swoop. Coming back to the point, what I started looking for was the number of the places where this company does NOT have its hands in. Again, no surprises, very few. From mails, documents, chats, social networks, languages, indexing biggest libraries, mobile devices, storage, computation, AI, hosting, websites, analytics, finance, managing your wallet and of course, search, to now making its way into embedding Android in consumer electronics (check out Google I/O 2011 keynote lectures), the company is making headway into any and every domain one can imagine. I actually might have left out quite a few. One look at Google Labs can tell you what they are currently working on, which also seems like a whole plethora of stuff, unique and interesting in its own way. The point being, that Google now has percolated down to a very deep level in our live’s and the trend will only continue for years to come with millions more joining the horde.