hitchhiker - 9:07 pm on Jun 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
As far as this thread was concerned you touched 'every political hot button' :)
Your long term vision is almost certainly correct. Decentralisation is a viable prediction. A peer-to-peer app layer will arrive in the next 3-5 years, followed by various apps for that. One of which will be 'search'.
Though, I think you underestimate what it took Google to get to where it is today. The world has changed; they are capable of reinventing themselves.
Stick to 2013 for this thread though - else it will muddy the original point :(