Simsi - 6:52 pm on Dec 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
The result will be that web masters who currently produce fascinating websites will never get visited, and they will just give up.
That's a bit chicken and egg because without those sites - or at least, the people with the knowledge behind them - Google won't be able to get the new content it then needs to evolve.
Plus, if it wants to be sure it is an accurate knowledge engine, it needs to be able to verify the information it presents is accurate.
I dunno - to me, common sense dictates they won't be dispensing with our websites any time soon but hey, I've been wrong before. I don't see the harm in them trying to push boundaries to aid evolution, however in my opinion, with current technology, their goal is many, many years and possibly several "internal restructures" away.