I Am Extremely Terrified of Skynet Google

Alternate title: Skynet Google Is Watching You and Me ... Why I Am Extremely Terrified of Google.

Google is watching you...
Google is watching you...

The Untold Story... Warning, humor may be present; but also lots of informational items and resources. In truth, Google does seem to be one of the more benign corporations out there.

Google skynet is everywhere...

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Wherever I go, there is Google...

Why am I extremely afraid of Google?

No matter which website I visit, there's the Google API's scattered across my screen. Google knows I've been there.

Whenever I search for something, Google knows and Google saves. And then Google follows me around, telling me all about it for the next month.

Google knows where I've been. Google knows where I am. Google knows where I want to go. But wait, there's more...

  • Google knows my name.
  • Google knows my gender.
  • Google knows my age.
  • Google knows my ethnicity.
  • Google knows my education level.
  • Google knows what I do for a living.
  • Google knows what I do for fun.
  • Google knows what I buy.
  • Google knows the companies I love.
  • Google knows the companies I hate.
  • Google knows what financial institution I use.
  • Google knows where I live.

Google is watching us... Skynet indeed...!

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I am extremely terrified of Google because...

Not only does Google want to know, and does know, everything about me; they want to watch me.

So much so, they even send driverless cars with cameras around to follow me wherever I go. Sure, they say it is for their Google Maps; but I know better.

And if the cars weren't bad enough, now Google is launching satellites to watch over me. I mean seriously, satellites!?! They claim it's for their Google Earth, but then they took a picture of me in front of my house. [Yes, they really did. The technology is that good. No, I'm not posting the link; I'm already paranoid enough as it is.]

And then, of course, there's the whole GPS thing...

Google Headquarters

In Mountain View, California. Who is that guy? He is a Google employee on a Google bicycle. Yes he is.
In Mountain View, California. Who is that guy? He is a Google employee on a Google bicycle. Yes he is. | Source

There's more...

Google isn't happy just knowing everything about us and where we are at any given moment. Google is gradually buying up the entire planet. If you doubt this, check out acquisitions and partnerships at Wikipedia. Not only is Google buying up everything in sight, they have even partnered with the NASA Ames Research Center.

The NSA certainly loves Google and what they do. So much so, they have been busily stealing all of Google's information about us from Google's data centers; leastwise until Google wised-up and encrypted it. That is also covered in the aforementioned Wikipedia article.

Do you use web-based email? Someone is probably thumbing through your letters as we speak.

Do you use Google Docs? Best not to put anything there that some law enforcement agency might be interested in...

Google Search Page

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It gets worse... Google has a sense of humor and can strike at any time...

...and without warning.

Depending on which browser you use:

This is only the tip of the iceberg. You can find more at Google Hoaxes and Easter Eggs.

[If you right-click any of the links, you can open them in a new tab or window.]

Where will Google be in 100 years?

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Other companies that have survived over 100 years include ExxonMobil, IBM, General Electric, Chevron, McKesson, and many others.

IBM is the most notable of these. Even though they are in the cutthroat technology industry, and even though they have seriously messed up at times, they are still around. And even prospering.

Will Google still be around in a 100 years? Probably. As long as Google continues to keep hiring the smartest people on the planet; and as long as Google continues its company charter policy of "Do no evil", and thus avoiding perturbing the general population; the odds of Google's continuing prosperity are good.

When some new company does come along with a threatening new technology, Google will no doubt do the usual; buy them or stomp on them. Capitalism is capitalism...

Though this page is of humorous intent, it somehow also kind of turned into a Review of Google and of internet life in general. I'm fine with that. All in all, I am fond of Google. One really does have to admire what Google has accomplished since its inception. And as far as corporations go, Google really does seem to be less evil than most.

One of Google's Data Centers

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This somewhat humorous article was inspired by the Google-search auto-completion: "I am extremely terrified..."

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Are you extremely terrified of Google? Both serious and humorous comments are welcome. 49 comments

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gitachud 2 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

I used to be terrified, now I am extremely terrified of Google. If Google was there just 100 years back and before, what name would we give it? Go...

Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent. Nice article. We may laugh today, but you know what they say about absolute power.


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WriterJanis 2 years ago from California

I'm always scared of what they will do next.


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SAM ELDER 2 years ago from Home

They say google is the Beast from Apocalypse


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jellygator 2 years ago from USA

I'm counting down to the anti-trust lawsuit. Oh wait, no I'm not. Too many ways feds benefit = low chance of it happening.


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Randy Godwin 2 years ago from Southern Georgia

Google gets away with stuff no one else could because of their wealth and control over our lawmakers. Are they crooks? Not if you ask them. lol!


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paradigmsearch 2 years ago from USA Author

I checked Google Earth (or was it Maps?). I think they snapped a picture of you falling off your roof; talk about timing...


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Randy Godwin 2 years ago from Southern Georgia

Probably so, Para. The one time I forget to wear a parachute.........


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KenDeanAgudo 2 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

Google is a breakthrough for me, it was not terrible, for me it becomes a challenge to online geeks and programmers how to defeat google. Google is helping tons of bloggers and business.


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Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

I agree with you - I've never liked the invasive use of technology. You probably already know this, but even in the 1960s, there was extensive and (for its day) detailed satellite surveillance by the government. That's how they discovered the missiles in Cuba. But - they also took images of every square inch they could reach.

The NSA situation infuriates me - but since Google is as bad (or worse), why don't they get rid of that agency and outsource it to Google?


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cclitgirl 2 years ago from Western NC

I was having a similar conversation with my husby yesterday: with the brilliance and convenience of technology, there is a bad, dark side. In the right hands, it's good. But in the wrong ones....gasp!


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tsadjatko 2 years ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

I wonder if Google puts out a list of SS#s at the end of each day like in "Person of Interest". Instead of people likely to be killed it probably lists liberals who are likely to become conservatives and they have a team to stop them.


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janshares 2 years ago from Washington, DC

You've confirmed what I had been feeling ever since I noticed Google popping up everywhere I go, with statements like, "Google is not your default . . . yada, yada, yada . . . . " Now they want to to bundle everything like it's a cable company or something. Whatever Google. They are truly trying to monopolize. But I do love the traffic they send me, lol. Voted up, funny, and interesting.


darkprinceofjazz 2 years ago

Better the Devil you know right? Am I paranoid for putting black electrical tape over the camera lens on my Laptop? It is amazing how increasingly Orwellian things have gotten since 1984, ironically.

By the time the people get fed up enough, with the camels back finally being broken, it'll be too late to do anything. It is frightening to think about just 20 years from now.


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writinglover2 2 years ago

Google has become 'big brother...'


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Earl Noah Bernsby 2 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Geez, I had no idea ... Driverless cars? Satellites?? Google is taking over! It's like Skynet from T-2 Judgement Day!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skynet_(Terminator)


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Barbara Kay 2 years ago from USA

Google does know a little too much about us. It makes you wonder what they will be capable of in the future and if the government might eventually use them for info about us.


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Sharkye11 2 years ago from Oklahoma

They must get really bored watching people like me. Kinda makes me feel sorry for them. :)

Fun yet thought-provoking article.


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ChristinS 2 years ago from Midwest

Google certainly has found many innovative ways to be intrusive that's for sure. Don't forget Google glass! or whatever they call those camera glasses they are coming out with. I use Duck Duck Go as my search engine now - and always use ad blockers on Firefox. It helps a lot - but I'm sure the evil genius Google can find a way through my defenses too ;).


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merej99 2 years ago

Does Google translate into Skynet (from Terminator)???


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Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

I'm not exactly terrified of Google, but the bigger they get the more they try to buy up politicians and influence the US government. Right now I frankly cannot live without them, but I'm glad there are people like you to expose some of their more sinister deeds. Great hub!


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

I'm not terrified, but I think it is a bit scary that they have all this information and can do what ever they want with it, if they decide to. Great hub!


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AOkay12 2 years ago from Florida

All of the information that Google collects about us is supposed to be made anonymous, but it is really not.


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi PS A message appeared on a webpage. Someone is following your keystrokes. Click on private browsing. I clicked, and soon private browsing went away. What a humorous article. It should be in a newspaper. I knew you were funny but I never knew how funny. Write more of these gems. Blessings, Audrey Pinning


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NatashaHand 2 years ago from Mississippi

LOL I love your hub. I am so glad that there are others that have the same feelings about Google. Creepy that they can tell you more about yourself than you can.


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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

Although you write this in a somewhat tongue and cheek way, it is extremely unsettling knowing how much data they gather on us. I was absolutely shocked seeing that photo of you. Talk about privacy issues and big brother coming to fruition.


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DzyMsLizzy 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

"Big Brother." Yeah.. I keep saying, "George Orwell was right; he just got the year wrong."

I'm more terrified of the direction being taken by the government than by Google...but then, who knows; Google may be a top-secret arm of the government, posing incognito as a beneficial search engine......


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starme77 2 years ago

Yeah , but someone bigger will come along en swallow em up , it ususally happens like that. However they are getting into health care now and re-inventing the x ray machine - yeah that is kinda scary


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Yikes, I sure hope Google can't see inside my house. G@@glé?

I have the G@@glé smart phone called the Moto G.


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Hackslap 2 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Google's like friction .a necessary evil .(in terms of complete dominance of the search engine spectrum and how the internet runs) .. we can't live without it ..but then we're afraid of its increasing monopoly ..


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weezyschannel 2 years ago from Central USA

What a great and informative article and I completely agree. I though, unfortunately complain about Google too, but use them daily with my searches and phone capabilities.


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

I agree too. When I saw Google maps and someone showed me just how close they get, I was and am scared. Someone can drive right up to your house with those maps. They see the street that you live on and the cars that are parked there, they can even see the neighbors. Someone showed me all that years (at least 10) ago. It is not new but it is very invasive.


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Harmel 2 years ago from Staff Ave Cochranton Pa 16314

I remember last winter after hearing I thought planes over our house, I looked out the window. There was a helicopter hovering over our garage. It was one of the most freezing days of winter. I got out my boots, took my dog to go see what they were doing. Right when I got outside, my glasses started fogging over and it flew away. Anyhow, the neighbors said it looked like it had a camera, Google Earth? I guess I will never know, I couldn't get close enough to ask. Thanks for the story, I am a little freaked by it all.


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travel_man1971 2 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Google is now a threat to mankind, humor intended. Let's just be careful while they're still paying us. They're people, too, only with the satellite technology.


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Lorelei Cohen 22 months ago from Canada

Yes I so agree. Google scares the living you know what right out of me.


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peachpurple 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

everyone uses google, so you bet that they knows us than we do


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sallybea 20 months ago from Norfolk

Scary stuff, I often wonder whether the ads I visit and see on sites such HubPages and Facebook are designed just for me or whether others are seeing the holidays I dream about having, or the house I would love to live in etc., Are they sharing my preferences with the world at large - or are the ads tailored to the individual looking at a site. When it comes to Google maps, they even have your car sitting in the drive. Big Brother is looking out.


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janshares 17 months ago from Washington, DC

I'm back to comment because of today's report about how Google in Europe is accused of being out of control and having undue influence over how people shop online. There is a lawsuit that they stand to lose. This hub and our feelings about Google taking over are on point. You should be applauded for your foresight. I'll share on Twitter so it will pick up trending.


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Sherry Hewins 17 months ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

I think Google is my best friend, my soul-mate. Google knows me better than my husband or my own mother. Google knows what I am thinking before I do.


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annasmom 10 months ago

Not letting my husband read your article or he will throw out all of our computers!!! I believe the age of privacy is myth at this point.


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Vellur 9 months ago from Dubai

An interesting read, I agreeGoogle knows all, and it is scary but as you say maybe it is less evil when compared to others. Sherry Hewins has said it all in her comment; I do agree!!


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suzettenaples 9 months ago from Taos, NM

I enjoyed reading this and your information about Google is so interesting. I am not scared of Google, but you are right, they know everything about us. Too bad they can't catch a few of these terrorists before they strike.


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Brinafr3sh 9 months ago from West Coast, United States

Great article. I recently deleted Google Chrome because their was an avatar signed-in on my computer that wasn't mine. I'm not sure how convenient Google Chrome is for hackers, and I'm don't want to find out the hard way. But that's why I have Fire Fox as my new web-browser, it doesn't track me.


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Brinafr3sh 9 months ago from West Coast, United States

Hi again, It's also a good idea to watch a YouTube tutorial on "How to disable you computer's webcam, temporarily." I too put a strip of duct tape on my webcam. Our PC's webcam not only can record images but it records voice as well, in order to to find keywords that you say, to give you the right commercials and advertising that interest you.


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Jesse Drzal 8 months ago from The United States

Interesting side note. A Google Skynet Operations Transport vehicle recently landed in my backyard. I was unceremoniously whisked away to an undisclosed location. I was reeducated to not write articles such as "How Do I Put My Shirt On In The Morning" and "How Do I Consume Air To Live". Needless to say, it was a really painless experience, and I was dropped back off with some cookies (not the bland computer kind..real cookies!) and a 25 dollar gift card redeemable at the Google store! Thanks, Google!


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jackclee lm 7 months ago from Yorktown NY

No company is too big to fail. Look at the history of Kodak. The problem I see with Google is their abuse of privacy. They should be very careful where they tread in this arena. Once their trust is broken, there is no salvation.

Google is not infallible, just look at the google glasses fiasco.


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Nell Rose 5 months ago from England

Just popped over to see what you had written and spotted this, and of course tried out the barrel roll etc! loved it!


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Robert Sacchi 5 months ago

The one thing that can stop Google is information overload. In other words it gains so much knowledge about everything that is knows nothing.


Brenden 5 months ago

Google knows you wrote this.


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Shyron E Shenko 5 months ago

Just wait until Google goes the way of Verizon then all our technology will be gone overseas. When Verizon sold it's soul to Frontier, you can't call anyone in the United States and my turn came over a week ago and my internet went down and I called and got 4 different countries in the 4 hours I was on my cell phone because my landline was dead.

Anyway, a very interesting article.

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