Google is rolling out new services as if there would be no tomorrow. Now they have recently launched Google Spreadsheet – an online spreadsheet application. What is Google planning for? Total world domination? Jokes apart, but the speed at which Google is introducing new application may be the cause of worry for a few companies (you know what I am talking about…). Just have a look at the Google Labs page and you will understand the situation. They have applications for almost any purpose. The question arises – “Why is Google introducing new applications so fast?” Well, we can only guess. My first guess (may sound weird) is that Google has too much money and cannot figure out the way to spend it. That’s why they have rolled out an “almost useless service” named Google Mars. I mean who wants (apart from a few crack headed scientists) to know that how many holes the surface of mars has? My second guess is that Google wants to dominate the Internet world. They have rolled out the best web-based e-mail service, their search engine is second to none and they have numerous AJAX based online applications that behave like desktop applications (Notebook, Reader, Page Creator, Writely, Spreadsheet, Maps…).

And a website (The Register) even says that Google is planning for “Orbital Mind Control”. It may sound impossible and you might even say “oh, come on, Google won’t do that, you dumb man”, i would suggest you to look at the image below which the website says “The proof for this diabolical scheme for world domination (operational mantra: “If it can’t be indexed it must be destroyed”) comes from a photograph of a whiteboard in the Google Campus’ “Building 43″ – the cyber-equivalent of Area 51, which acts as the search monolith’s black ops brainstorming facility”. View The complete article at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03/08/you_only_search_twice/

That Google world domination whiteboard in full

So, the question arises “What should we do?”. The answer is simple: just wait for Google to launch more applications that make our life easier and better (not for some IT companies, the heads of which might be tearing their hair apart). Afterall, in this “almost full-scale cold war” between these IT companies, the one who stand to gain the most are the users. So, cheers! We don’t have anything to lose (unless you are one of the heads of those IT companies). Just pray that Google does not launches “Orbital Mind Control”…

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