Monday, January 02, 2006

Will The Free Press Become ''Google-ized''?

Earlier this month, I shared a hilarious video with you promoting one of the many awesome and free features Google provides. An interesting and thought-provoking video I watched today -- EPIC 2014 -- paints a more malevolent picture of Google's future. One in which the Internet giant becomes so huge and powerful that, for all intents and purposes, it eliminates the human element in the free press.

Imagine getting reports about your favorite football team generated automatically and at your leisure, before, during and after a game with a few clicks of your mouse right on the spot, and you'll better understand the gist of this awesome video.

Interestingly, says one of the filmmakers, reactions were mixed about their video. People who don't make a living reporting on or writing about the news of the day believe that view of the information-gathering a decade from now is a positive one. Journalists, on the other hand, felt the video foreshadowed a dark, "Big Brother" kind of future for dispensing information.

The view of the creators, who made the video last year when they worked at the Poynter Institute, mirrors my own in that their amazing work was intended to be thought-provoking. I don't agree, however, with its dire prediction of how Google will deteriorate the development of news content.
USA Today December 19, 2005

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