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 […]
Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and spent years finding difficult-to-source info for The Late Show with David Letterman. And she has quickly established herself as our staff secret weapon. When one of us can’t get our hands on a piece of information […]