How Google is becoming an extension of your mind

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SAN FRANCISCO — It’s time to think of Google as much more than just a search engine, and that should both excite and spook you.

Search remains critical to the company’s financial and technological future, but Google also is using the search business’ cash to transform itself into something much broader than just a place to point your browser when asking for directions on the Internet.

What it’s now becoming is an extension of your mind, an omnipresent digital assistant that figures out what you need and supplies it before you even realize you need it.

Think of Google diagnosing your daughter’s illness early based on where she’s been, how alert she is, and her skin’s temperature, then driving your car to school to bring her home while you’re at work. Or Google translating an incomprehensible emergency announcement while you’re riding a train in foreign country. Or Google steering your investment portfolio away from a Ponzi scheme.

Google, in essence, becomes a part of you. Imagine Google playing a customized audio commentary based on what you look at while on a tourist trip and then sharing photo highlights with your friends as you go. Or Google taking over your car when it concludes based on your steering response time and blink rate that you’re no longer fit to drive. Or your Google glasses automatically beaming audio and video to the police when you say a phrase that indicates you’re being mugged.

Exciting? I think so. But it’s also, potentially, a profoundly creepy change. For a Google-augmented life, you must grant the Googlebot unprecedented privileges to monitor your personal information and behavior. What medicine do you take? What ads did you just glance at while walking by the bus stop? What’s your credit card number? And as Google works to integrate social data into its services, you’ll have to decide how much you’ll share with your contacts’ Google accounts — and the best way to ask them to share their data with your Google account.

Where your Google comfort zone ends
It’ll be foolhardy to be as cavalier with tomorrow’s Google as you might be with it today. I think some of those sci-fi possibilities I just described could be real within three to five years, so now is a good time to start thinking about where your Google comfort zone ends.

Me? I’m immersed in Google services, but I worry that handy new features will arrive in a steady stream of minor changes that are all but imperceptible until one day I wake up and realize that Google has access to everything that makes me who I am.

Google Now says it needs access to my calendar? Sounds useful. My Android phone needs to turn on my phone’s microphone so the Google Maps app can judge by ambient noise whether I’m indoors or outdoors? Well, that’ll help me get through the airport faster. My glasses need to identify the faces of people in my company so Google can deduce who gets consigned to the Google Voice answering machine and who gets through to my phone even at 3 a.m.? Well, I sure don’t want to have to set all that up manually.

Source:http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57470853-93/how-google-is-becoming-an-extension-of-your-mind/

Configuring Interfaces in Cisco Routers

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FAST – ETHERNET

Router1# show ip interface brief
Router1# configure terminal
Router1(config)# interface fastethernet 0/0
Router1(config-if)# ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0
Router1(config-if)#no shutdown
Router1(config-if)#exit
Router1(config)#exit
Router1#show ip interface brief [ You have ip address and interface up]

SERIAL PORT

Router1(config)#interface serial 2/0
Router1(config-if)# ip 200.200.10.1 255.255.255.0
Router1(config-if)# clock rate 64000
Router1(config-if)# no shutdown

NOTE: Clock rate should be fed to the DCE router only for timing synchronization with other routers.

Three Modes of Cisco Router Configuration

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Three Modes of Router Configuration

 i.            User Privilege Mode:  > enable
 ii.            Configuration  Mode: #  configure terminal
 iii.            Global Configuration Mode: (configure)#

Software Freedom Day 2011, Countdown..

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Celebrate SFD with us on September 17!

Lab report on C++

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This is the lab report on C++ prepared by me, this was instructed by my Subject Teacher Mr. Srijan Nepal. To download report Click Here.

Notes on Project Management

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To Download the notes of Project management Click Here.

Message not displaying problem in Yahoo [solved]

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I was facing a problem with yahoo messenger, that the text I type and send is not seen in the window above, and also offline message was not displayed when I login to the messenger. Neither you can buzz. This problem was solved as I followed the steps below.

Go to Run -> HKEY-CURRENTUSER-> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Current Version -> Internet Settings -> Zones -> Delete folder other than 0,1,2,3,4

Try this worked fine in my case.

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