Neat! Google is taking on the world's biggest economic engine: international trade! Worth trillions upon trillions of dollars, pounds, yen, . . .
Oh, wait . . . Won't this diminish or kill off many import-export and trade intermediaries and channels . . and simply replace them with a new, singular intermediary/channel . . not eliminate but only create new dependencies . . a perpetual need to serve the bot and feed the bot . .
The following characters are fictional. Any similarities are purely coincidental. No one would ever imagine and attempt to engineer a world that looks like this:
"Hello, this is your wake up call."
Gobble Real Estate Adviser will guide you in overcoming the major barriers to privately buying and selling real estate with useful tools, practical insights and relevant offers . .
Gobble Rental Property Adviser will guide you . .
Gobble Insurance Adviser will guide you . .
Gobble Travel Adviser . .
And when auto-piloted vehicles are allowed to travel the highways, guided by GPS, Google maps and Google ground imaging (Wanna bet?) and robots can turn a wrench . . then . .
Gobble Household Services Adviser
You don't think so? You don't get it? Guess whose money has funded the destruction . . err . . disintermediation . . err . . the disruptive technology that ate your business and destroyed your livelihood? Was it the funds in your PPC account? Funding the slow click . . click . . click-death of your business model?
Real Question: When every possible service is offered by or performed by a highly efficient collector of all the world's information and its fleets of bots then will humankind . . .
Nah. We are necessary, important, the chosen, . . For what I'm not certain, but I'm certain the machines will find use for humans . . although they're not accustomed to it . .
We now return to reality, where humans are and always will be very, very important and will always be cared for and will be taken care of, and have meaningful work and be a necessary part of the world . . . relax humans . . relax . . it is useless to resist . .
[edited by: Webwork at 1:06 pm (utc) on June 26, 2009]