069 Google Almighty

The god of this world has a new name: Google Almighty. If there is any way I can imagine the antichrist coming into power, it's going to be the same way Google did: Offering quick and easy solutions for everyone under a facade of "the nice guys from next door," while slowly growing into a power that - woe if it turns against you.

We all fell for it, that irresistible offer of "X gigabyte and growing" of space in your mailbox, when Gmail first came out: even in spite of the warnings of our friends, who said, "Did you ever read their privacy policy?" We shrugged it off & said, "So what? What can they do to us, that would justify not grabbing such a generous offer?" during a time when Yahoo still held the crown of "the world's best web-based email," annoying us with its glitches and flashy advertizements...

Oh, and we all went for blogger, when it came up with all it's wonderful new features, and posted our opinions, thinking that those "nice guys from next door" wouldn't mind if they were going to be a little bit politically incorrect. That's what you get for thinking.

We posted our videos on google video, uploaded our photos to our google accounts by the hundreds, and thought, "Oh, well, nothing happened so far, so all our private information must be safely in their hands."

All until they pulled the plug on you. At first you thought, "Could it be? Google down?!" But then you find out via the - mind you, infinitely inferior - counterparts, such as yahoo search or dogpile (ever tried to find a decent site to help you, for instance, download a display driver for a Tecra 8000 via those engines? All the internet demons will come laughing at you, "Thou fool! How can you even try to achieve this without our god, Google Almighty!?"), that no, Google is not down, it's just a small "local" problem with their blacklisting system which automatically bars undesirable users from any of their services. Somehow you fell from grace. Maybe you typed in a slightly illigitimate query into your google search bar, or accidentally downloaded some trojan that went "tattling" on you.
Maybe Google Almighty just figured that now might be the right time to give you a glimpse of the meaning of the word "almighty" out there, in Cyberspace.
(Reminds you of the lunatic in "Dreamscape:" "Down here, I am god, baby!").

It's probably a foreshadowing of the day when the Illuminati are going to pull the plug on us, and will let us know just how much we'll get accomplished without electricity. You'll wish you had a fire stove and some candles stacked away, then! (Oh, and plenty of bottled water, since that won't come running out of your tabs anymore, either...)

I'm slowly looking around for alternatives to Google: I'm going to update my older, perhaps slightly humbler blogs with less features, & see whether they'll also be barred from Google Search ("F__k the tags!"). Guess I'll have to look around for a more reliable webmail service, too, or run back to my Yahoo account (if Google hasn't bought Yahoo already by the time I'm done writing this ...)

One should have known it. Power corrupts. No matter how nice the image. Once you're part of the Corporate World, you'll dance and play according to their tune, and often it's the young, "open-minded" and dynamic success junkies who'll become the most viciously loyal slaves of the System in their do or die quest to become "No.1."

So, how does it feel up there, "Google Almighty?"

So you think the Internet's going to last forever, and there's nothing that could shake you and kick you off your thrown, do you? Well, I've got news for you: God's wonderful new System is coming up, one without electro smog and cyber tyrants; most probably (at least if I'll have any say in it) even without money, and no more machines ruling our lives!

"You may say, I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..."

Who knows? Maybe there's more to the message of "The Matrix" than even I have fathomed thus far (being one of the greatest fans of the series I know)... Perhaps there's really something to it: the war between men and machines, and I have a notion that it won't end in a peaceful truce, like the fictional trilogy did.
The ancient book of Enoch, which is quoted in the epistle of Jude in the Bible as sacred Scripture, states that it was the descended (fallen?) angels who taught man all sorts of things they weren't really supposed to know, such as the art of war, and who knows what else they have taught and shown us since, perhaps unbeknownst to us? We think of ourselves as so advanced, so smart, so "evolved," but what if a lot of those inventions man made - both good or bad - were based on inspiration in the true sense of the word, namely "given by spirits"?
We may claim the credit, but in the end, the Bible says, "What hast though that thou didst not receive?"
To what extent were spirits involved in the development of our machinery? And if they were involved in their development, to what extent are they involved in their usage? Whose music are we dancing to?

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