I’m writing this post using Google’s Chrome Internet browser. I marvel at Google’s self-driving cars that are currently being tested on real California highways. And for a minute, I start to question who Google is anymore.
Because they used to be a search engine. The very best data aggregate and refiner in the world. And they still are. But, as their competition catches up (Bing), they seem to be moving focus to other things. Now, Google’s official mission still is, “Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
At the very least, it seems like self-driving cars are a stretch, doesn’t it? Perhaps Google thought they had won the search war, and were simply moving on the next one. But if they’re not careful, they could slowly lose search before the next real war comes to be.