Google as Brainiac
Speaking of Google, here's a bit of satire for you:
Because of their mission (to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful), I can't help but draw parallels between the company and DC Comics' Brainiac. I mean, that's a pretty broad mission statement for you right there. Extend it a bit to 'acquire the universe's information' and you're literally bits and bytes away from some AI taking over us all :). Seriously though, in its mission Google has the potential to be so much more powerful than the computing giants we have come to know in IBM and Microsoft. I hope their moto of 'Do no evil' serves as the default guideline for the company rather than an adjunct to it.permalink 3 comments
Alvi, you stupid FOOL !!!!!!
Comparing Brainiac to Google's acquisition of the internet, your just proving to everyone how big of a jackass you really are.
Seriously, are you so naive, or are you really just the ASSWIPE I imagine you to be.
don't let the idiot who left a comment on april 26th change the way you analyzed google's current position. YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE. Just few minutes ago I was participating in an online discussion forum for my database concepts class, and we were discussing google. After I posted my discussion I searched for the main keyword I used in the discussion; and it was "google brainiac" and thats when your blog popped up. I am very happy to find out what you thought of google, because I was thinking the same exact thing. Here is a piece of what I wrote in my class discussion:
"Google has vast amounts of database; this is how they make their living.
Google stores data on almost about anything you can imagine.
The searches you conduct in the Google search box gets stored in the database to be analyzed what users are searching for, or what is popular merchandise item users are seeking.
Then based on those search queries generated by millions of users, internet sites sign for sponsored link status from Google which gives them an advantage over other websites since their contents are displayed on very top.
Another project that Google is currently working on and is in the process of being introduced is called "Google base", here is the link http://base.google.com. Basically Google will take any information from you that you would like to be published and made available for the world to access. Google will store, and publish it for you; all you do is submit.
Google Base is Google’s database into which you can add all types of content. Quoted from Google "We’ll host your content and make it searchable online for free".
Another project from Google that stores huge amounts of data, and gets maintained and updated regularly is "Google maps".
Where do you think Google stores all that imagery? I can imagine the amount of disk space to store those map images from all across the United States (every single street and road), and then updating the routes as construction, and changes takes place!
I can go on and on, with Google, and their hunger for data.
Ok now a little bit of something outside the topic for you to think about. Do you remember the character from superman cartoon series and from justice league cartoon series called "Brainiac"? Brainiac was the villain character of an outer space information system that visited planets and would steal all their information/history and then caused them to blow up and vanish from the galaxy!!!! Google reminds me of that, storing unlimited amounts of data."
Copyright by Mehkamel
Thanks Mehkamel. Maybe you might want to publish that somewhere online and include estimates to compare against Braniac. e.g. an interesting analysis would be to compare the number of years it would take Google or another company to index pretty much ALL the information mankind has created so far!