Everyone loves to love Google. With its uncluttered interface, useful services and utterly likeable founders (TEDsters both), what’s not to like? But what if the friendly search engine revealed a sinister under-belly? What if it reneged on its corporate mantra, “Don’t Be Evil.” Such ponderings are fueling one of the most entertaining memes in the blogosphere: The Evil Search Engine Scenario. TEDGlobal producer Bruno Giussani and The Search author John Battelle have been swapping Hollywood-worthy stories of a world in which Google switches sides ….
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In the words of Swiss technophilosopher René Berger, "It’s becoming impossible not to visit with Google daily". But when you do, what do you visit exactly? In other words: what does a search engine really look like? It actually looks like this: This picture of Google’s new server farm in The Dalles, Oregon was published […]
Polar explorer Ben Saunders took the stage at the TEDSalon in London on November 7 to ask the question: “If everything is being done somewhere by someone and we can participate virtually, then why bother leaving the house?” A journalist had posed this question to him weeks earlier. He addressed it onstage through both his […]