Is Google god? Probably yes, because it has answers to all we need to know. Okay may be not all, but certainly most. And if it fails to provide answers it causes discomgooglation — “that feeling of distress or anxiety when one is unable to gain immediate information access”. Now God the Google has another new form, a browser called Chrome. Whether the browser will be able to address the stressful affliction mentioned above is yet unknown. But what we do know is that Google’s answer to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer will cause some discomfort for the latter. A browser is your entry to the worldwide web, the organised church where the faithful seeker goes for information. Till now someone else (read Bill Gates) presided over the house of the Google God. Now it has one of its own. Not good news for Gates at all. Because Google’s gmail is a blockbuster, it has taken on Wikipedia with Knol, and it owns MySpace and YouTube. Chrome is Google’s newest assault in its march towards universal access.
Some mad scientists might be intent on creating a higher form of intelligence in cyberspace. But why should we care? Why, we might become gods ourselves. Could we? Let’s ask Google about that? May be it has some information on that too. If not, we can all fall back on collective discomgooglation.