Got Ads? ponders in a recent post if Google is building a global super-structure which will in turn give them an advantage over their competitors and essentially make them the most powerful technology company around.
The thoughts are based from a recent article from technologist Robert Cringely about Google placing large shipping containers full of servers all over the world to give them datacenters everywhere. These datacenters would allow them to give consumers “Google Cubes” which would essentially power phone, TV, internet, security, and more. Read the full article to get the grand plan.
While it sounds a little crazy and I’m not sure there’s any evidence Google is doing it beyond rumors, it does sound like a good strategy. I’m not knowledgeable enough on hardware and networking to know if it’s possible, but Cringely is a smart guy with good contacts, so there could be something there.
And partially related, about three years ago I was discussing Google with a very smart colleague who had some Google ties. He said from what he had gathered Google’s true ultimate goal was to build a world supercomputer, allowing them to do virtually anything for the business and personal world, and be the grand expert in supercomputing by having the entire world networked. Boy, that coincedentally sure jives with what Cringely lays out doesn’t it? It seemed pretty wild three years ago when Google was still just the darling of search, now it seems less wild.
As Got Ads? put it, would this make Google’s stock worth $1000?