With Google starting many new projects and offering expanding services, I have come to a conclusion. For a long time I though that Google would buy the planet. Whether it would be all at once or country by country was an issue of hot debate in my mind. But I have decided that that was not the way it will actually go down.
Google has now become involved in:
The list just keeps going…
If it can be done online, it can probably be done with Google. Very soon it might actually become so much easier to simply use Google for everything that actual services outside of it will become obsolete. Why do anything with paper records, data storage, or email when it can all be done in one place in a very streamlined interface.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Google creates a social networking app for exclusive use by the U.N. Why use conference rooms and hand signals to broker treaties when you can IM and digitally sign a non-aggression treaty with Russia all from the comfort of your executive chair? All, of course, done with high level encryption and multiple language support!
Ideas like that are what changed my opinion of the Google takeover of the planet. There will be no buying out of nations, there will simply be a brief transition. One day I will wake up, go to buy something online, and when I get to the country selection the only option there will be “Google”.
At some point I’m sure the Google execs would define regions to simplify mailing and statistics, but you need to make sure the brand settles in.