Google, investing with evil purposes?
Google is established in 1996 and has become one of the world’s most dominant technology firms. They launched the Google search engine in 1997 and in 2014 around 67% of all internet users use Google.
In past years, Google participated in several markets and became more and more dominant in our daily life. For example YouTube which has 1 billion unique users a month. It’s connected to the advertisement system developed by Google which generates a lot of revenue. What about Android? Last year an estimate of 900 million devices run on Google’s Android. It’s hard to imagine a life without the products of Google.
These developments are rather harmless don’t you say. What’s wrong with some competition in the IT business? The fact that Google is operating in a lot markets could be far more frightening than you actually think.
In the last year, Google has been buying up advanced robotics and artificial intelligence companies. In order to survive, the company is investing in the future. The research and development of these companies go beyond the harmless Google Glass, or is it more than harmless?
Some robots are developed for military purposes. In fact, Google is making more robots for military purposes. Although there are not interested in being a military contract work, it’s frightening to imagine where this is going. Google is one of the most dominant companies in the world and stored all kinds of information of its users. We are somewhat dependent of Google. How will the future be in 30+ years with the developments of Google not just in products for consumers but also for military purposes?
I remain very skeptic, when do you need to set limitations for companies for the safety of the world or do you just need to let companies develop even though their purposes could be dangerous? Are their purposes for contributing to the well being of humans or Google working with something behind the scenes?