It starts with Google Glass being released on the heads of every hipster this time next year, and it ends with a Google-branded chip being implanted in the brain of every college kid by 2040. Someone cue the ominous music and Big Brother talk.
Google really wants to plant a chip into your head and according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin, they want to do it to…make using their search engine easier? WTF flags just immediately shot up around the planet. Check out this excerpt from The Indepdent’s feature on the inner-workings of the Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
Ultimately, as Page and co-founder Sergey Brin have asserted, the goal is to insert a chip inside your head for the most effortless search engine imaginable. Some will find this prospect exciting. Others might want to call for D**k Tracy.
Gomes agrees that a chip embedded in the brain is far from a sci-fi fantasy. “Already people are beginning to experiment with handicapped people for manoeuvring their wheelchairs,” he says. “They are getting a few senses of direction with the wheelchair but getting from there to actual words is a long ways off. We have to do this in the brain a lot better to make that interaction possible. We have impatience for that to happen but the pieces of technology have to develop.”
So Google is basically outsourcing the brain’s cognitive ability to search and recollect past events and knowledge acquired throughout life, and replacing it with a friggin’ search engine? At what point does this entire human revolution against the machines happen? Damn you Sony Pictures for killing John Connor. Now humanity has no hope.