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It's 3 hours long, and I've not gotten through the whole thing but pretty interesting.
[edited by: tedster at 7:28 pm (utc) on May 20, 2008]
As press and visually focused as the folks at Google seem to be getting, I'm starting to wonder if they plan to buy any broadcast networks or media companies in the near future.
It would seem a logical extension to their online ad network, providing a ready source for their media ads that go beyond web based advertising.
Now they can tell you everything you would want to know about yourself, identify you in any pictures and finally knowing all the demo data, be able to tell you what you might want to buy before you actually are aware you want to buy it.
With your medical records online, they could even set up some nifty public Google retina scanners and to allow them to present ads on street level billboards targeted to your specific interests.
Perhaps the vision of our future really is one as shown in Minority Report. After all, a few years from now, you really won't mind having that GPS/Mediscan tracking chip implanted... it won't hurt a bit.
(removes tinfoil hat to wipe brow)
I geo-tagged just about everything on our website to *hopefully* take advantage of the particular geo concepts from within the video. It will be interesting to see if any of the local search properties pick up on these.
Interesting, this is something a partner and I have been working on, targeting GEO tags with media based on an api.
Image recognition just sounds like technology they developed for YouTube for DMCA stuff. Maybe Google can compete with airline or casino security to detect criminals or FBI's most wanted in real-time.