Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 27th Mar 2006 19:30 UTC
Google Phil Sim, a professional with technology editor journalist background, has written three interesting blog posts recently, discussing the much-rumored Google OS (1, 2, 3). He speculates that all user's data will be stored online on Google's servers and so one's desktop and files can be retrieved exactly as left by any other PC station, anywhere in the world, by simply using his Gmail credentials. It's like having your OS on a usb key with you at all times, only, without the usb key...
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Since you edited in the real question:
Yes I have plenty to hide. Private Information wich I'm not very interested in sharing with any company. And let's just say I have a certain gut feeling that Google isn't all that bad at data mining and selling customer data.

Is it because I'm paranoid ? Probably.
Is it because I belive in certain basic rights ? Certainly.

"If you have nothing to hide that shouldn't be a problem" was a phrase often used by the GESTAPO btw. Just because I have nothing to hide doesn't mean I don't care.

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Eugenia Member since:

Again, I agree with you. But I also see the world moving towards a democratic-showroom with a totalitarian background. I think that this is inevitable (citing over-population and other social and economic factors) and so such OSes, programs, RFID chips inside us etc etc, are all going to happen. And there is not much we can do to stop it I think because it will all have a "democratic face", but in reality it won't be.

You can always set a house up in the mountains, get space to plant vegatables and for sheep and goats. (Oh, wait, I do have such a house ;)

I think you can tell that I am a pessimistic person. ;)

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monodeldiablo Member since:

Or you could... ya know... vote.

In a democracy, nothing's an inevitability without popular consent.

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vitae Member since:

Pessimistic? And you're in America during the reign of GW? I don't know. New Zealand or someplace like that might have been the place to go. Me personally, I'm thinking of a small island in the South Pacific...

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