I hope you’ve seen the movie “I am legend” starring Will Smith (Robert Neville), otherwise go to a cinema and see it, because in my opinion it’s a great movie. To get an idea about the movie, read the summary from imdb link here. Now let’s compare the story from “I am legend” with Google. I can only imagine that Google is the virus because it has behaved like one since the beginning and so, over the years it has “infected” us by spreading very fast on the internet (in the world) with the help of the monsters (spider bots) that are working full-time to provide the best cache for this search engine.
Because Google is the best virus, people have spread the word about it (infecting other persons) and so it has monopole in this industry for now. But wait, there are some persons out there that are immune to this virus; those persons are all the other search engines like Yahoo, MSN etc, the only problem is that they aren’t good enough to defeat it and save the world. Now comes Robert Neville in action! Who is he? Well he represents all the other projects started with the main goal > destroy Google. I don’t know if you remember, but a few months ago, Germany (Theseus) has started a project that can be described in a few words: “the world’s most advanced multimedia search engine for the next-generation Internet”. Now this can be our salvation, a cure for Google’s domination.
In conclusion I would like a cure like this, because I like new stuff, but until then we remain infected and I think that one day Google will own us. Let’s hope not and go see the movie 🙂 because it already owns me!