What If Google Took Over the Media?

Earlier tonight, one of my professors sent me a link to a video showing a very interesting look into the future. Imagine if Google contiuned on its current path of brand and media domination…and what would happen in the next 7 years. This video is a must-watch for anyone who is curious about the future of the Internet and news media.

Link: EPIC 2014

I am interested to hear what others think of this video. Is this forecast possible? Impossible? Give me your thoughts.

6 thoughts on “What If Google Took Over the Media?”

  1. Pure speculation and “googly” eyed fanboyism. Possible, yes. Probable, maybe. Such a complex concept can’t be argued in a short comment so I won’t try. It would be interesting though…

  2. Am amazing if somber look into the future. Not too farfetched, it seems, but chilling nonetheless. Well-produced and executed.

  3. I think it’s absolutely brilliant as a prediction! It would be the ultimate cyberspace guarantee that perception IS reality, and would re-create the same closed-loop system of information already in place (since most of us only choose exposure to media which validates our pre-existing biases anyhow). I am convinced, however, that there will always be access to diverse points of view, if that’s a value we hold dear. Whether we’re reading the New York Times, USA Today, or the National Review, it’s still incumbent upon us to be critical thinkers. In my opinion “Google-zon” won’t be the problem; our disinclination to think outside our own boxes is. Perhaps in the EPIC template that hypothetically would provide each individual a personalized reality, intelligent and opposing points of view could be simultaneously offered. To borrow a nineties cliche, “It’s the dialectic, stupid!” Thanks for exposing us to this fascinating clip!

  4. Wow, that was a pretty intriguing video….extremely thought provoking and well enjoyed!! Sweet FIND Nate!! This video coupled with that recent article recommendation from Vinay are 2 very powerful pieces of information, regardless of its somewhat fictitious or futuristic state of predictions.

    1. Google is going to be doing great things over the next few years. And yes…that article from Vinay really shows you how much more powerful Google will become. Thanks for the comment.

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