Oh Crap! Can Google see through your eyes?
Just had a thought i cant put down! Just bought a new Android mobile phone. It took hours to connect to all online services I use. The possibilities! Whipped into a lustful technical frenzy and drowning in my own saliva, I naturally gave Google permission to know where i am at any time…I’ll know what shops are nearby, the local swimming pool… …then it hit me.
Google know where i am now; they could record my movements – the profiling opportunities! Could any business resist joining the information dots? If they know where i am (phone) they know what I am pausing to look at, (Google Street Map) and where everyone else is too, isn’t that looking through my eyes? If i deviate from my normal movement profile can i get a text to remind me I’m not making the best use of my time? I hope so. I need that service. Finally I’ll know just where I fritter away all those hours!
But this is not a stupid anti-Google rant: I like Google and what they give me. I’m only speculating and maybe that says more about me than it does about one of the cleverest companies on planet earth. Would I want to go back to a world without Google? Not a chance! It’s an ineviatble direction of travel Besides, …I could just untick the “my location” box. . .
You know my suit’s at cleaners – when should i pick it up?