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klincklanc
Don't mistake activity for achievement.
03:50 PM on 03/28/2012
Google likely won't be the player it is in 20 years (AOL, Microsoft, MySpace, anything.com).
eschew obfuscation
Smiting Philistines? Don't forget your jawbone!
03:48 PM on 03/28/2012
Notorious nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels could only dream of having something as powerful and sinister to brainwash the gullible masses.
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Hyblarvim
I need answers.
03:55 PM on 03/28/2012
Powerful yes, but "sinister" depends on how it's used.
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FZliveson
Beating the Conundrum
04:02 PM on 03/28/2012
If Rupert Murdoch, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney and a few of the comment-generators of today are any clue- - -we are due for some insidious NLP that will make today's "PC" look like the ultimate era of free-thinking and joy.
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Johnangry
PROUD OBAMACARE CARD CARRIER
04:05 PM on 03/28/2012
Ads will cease to suggest, they will dictate. You won't have to wonder what you're going to do with your spare change any more. It will be great for the economy.

There will be no recessions. People will simply be rebooted into eventually complying.
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03:58 PM on 03/28/2012
Then he woke up and founded Facebook.
03:48 PM on 03/28/2012
Dont tell us let us guess...

Pink Sheets of paper?

A division of Microsoft?

A Brazilian bathhouse?
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FuriaRoja
I'm a Free &itch Baby!
03:45 PM on 03/28/2012
Google will be a has-been in 20 years. This is tech.
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FZliveson
Beating the Conundrum
04:06 PM on 03/28/2012
Oh- - What about Boeing, Pratt and Whitney, General Electric, Microsoft, Apple, etc.? They have done quite well. (Others have faded; I will grant you that much)
The power of Google today, coupled with wise forecasting may well provide them with the ability to morph and shap our future rather than be absorbed into the great "whatever."
03:44 PM on 03/28/2012
she must be a billjionaire
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GimmeShelter69
Carlos Reutemann's sexy 1974 Brabham F1 car
03:50 PM on 03/28/2012
...which means she don't pay no taxes neither, that's for the little folk
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Skotyman
My micro-bio tches
03:41 PM on 03/28/2012
So, eventually we won't have to lug around that gooey ol' brain.
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SoxFan1
In the long run we die
03:23 PM on 03/28/2012
I hate to inform Marissa Mayer but Target can do that now with their targeting. A few weeks ago the NY Times had an article about a father being very upset at the Target Store Manager as Target kept sending new baby coupons and pregnancy clothes to his daughter who was very young and he wanted it stopped. The manager apologized and said he would get them stopped. A few weeks later the father came in and sheepishly said his daughter was pregnant and how did they know as she never said anything to anybody. Well it was determined that the biggest lifestyle change any human makes is a woman going into her second trimester. His daughter started to purchase different items and based on her habits it was determined she was pregnant.

Stop and Shop actually does some of that real-time with their scan and bag system based on your loyalty card. They send real-time offers when you are in the store based on where you are in the store and what you have purchased in your cart. Google seems to be behind the times = wait until the banks who issue credit cards start to analyze your spending habits
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The Dude67
Authority is not the truth, truth is the authority
03:49 PM on 03/28/2012
I'm done with Target.  Should have been long ago.  They wanted to see my ID to buy NyQuil.  Ok, that's weird, so I held up my ID and the checker tried to grab it from me.  I said; hey what are you doing - just look at my ID, she said; no I have to scan it.  I let out an audible laugh uncontrollably.  I couldn't believe it.  I told her no freaking way she is scanning my ID - to which she assured me that the only information they use is the birth date - yeah right.  Needless to say I didn't let her scan my DL and I left the rest of the $200 worth of stuff on the conveyor and walked out.  

I'd like to say I've not been back, but truthfully, I have.  But not nearly as often as I used to.  It's time to take it to the next level and add these guys to Walmart and Safeway as 2 places that don't get my money.  

Peace, thanks for the story.
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FZliveson
Beating the Conundrum
04:13 PM on 03/28/2012
Hi, friend.
We are becoming aware of the objectiveness of our existence, relative to businesses, which are todays "persons." Biological individuals are too un-manipulatable without us being shaped into predictable behavior patterns.  The film "Idiocracy" is so foreboding. I only wonder if we can avoid a general cataclysm, intentional, accidental or natural, long enough to see this trend play out or Peter out.
Think well Do well BE well
FZLO
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SoxFan1
In the long run we die
04:39 PM on 03/28/2012
Actually she is right as NyQuil has some addictive drugs in it and they just scan your ID to make sure you are old enough. Where they can really target you so to speak is through their credit card. Most store's are clueless about your buying habits but many are getting smart about it.

Heck they are experimenting with brain waves and are in the beginning stages of reading ones mind by just looking at brainwave patterns. Pretty soon that scanner when you walk in will know your inmost thoughts. That's when I go to Victoria Secrets - lol
eschew obfuscation
Smiting Philistines? Don't forget your jawbone!
03:58 PM on 03/28/2012
Pickles and ice cream was the giveaway
03:22 PM on 03/28/2012
that is a very creepy future.
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Hyblarvim
I need answers.
03:57 PM on 03/28/2012
All futures are creepy, that's partly why they're so much fun to think about.
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JWerner
Beware Macduff; beware the thane of Fife!
04:36 PM on 03/28/2012
Indeed. That's why I prefer to just think about the truly epic gaming systems we'll have 20 years from now. . .less disturbing, more awesomeness.
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03:13 PM on 03/28/2012
20 years from now, someone will have built better products than google, it's not if but when