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Google is everything

September 19th, 2011 at 07:33 pm

Now on the one hand google has a ton of information about me, between my browser, calender, my email, my docs, my searches, and my opinions on plus; Google has just about all they need to know about me to create an AI replica.

Which could be a bit scary if they were a government. in fact maybe they are, truth is all that free stuff they do...I need it. My life is infinitely easier due to all of it.

And who cares if they know I am an overworked, underpaid, cranky, opinionated, forgetful, libertarian, poor spelling, homeschooler. Even if they had the tech to make an AI/Android of me with all that information, how could it possibly help them?

How do they make money on me? I never click the ads in my email, or anywhere else (are they anywhere else?) I guess they get information, and that is power in some ways, but I just don't get their business model.

Which is prolly why I am broke, and just slogging along doing other folks work. I have no vision nor understanding of finances beyond money in, money out (preferably less of the latter than the former)

2 Responses to “Google is everything”

  1. TarWalker Says:

    They actually make a LOT of money off of google adwords. Whenever you see a "sponsored ad" in the yellow area, and someone clicks on that link, Google gets something like a $1. It adds up fast.

  2. dmontngrey Says:

    It scares me how much Google knows about me. I have Google Voice, and the voicemail transcription botches so much - yet always gets MY name and my town name correct. Clearly reading it from my profile information. :/

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