Google Lighthouse, the Beacon of the Virtual Universe?
There are rumors floating around the digital waterways that Google is secretly working on a new online project called “Lighthouse.”
“a world with infinite storage, bandwidth, and CPU power. With infinite storage, we can house all user files, including: emails, web history, pictures, bookmarks, etc and make it accessible from anywhere (any device, any platform, etc).” – the slide 19 notes of Google’s retracted powerpoint presentation initially released on Google Analyst Day, March 2, 2006
Infinite storage in finite world? Is that possible?
Two key questions if Google’s Lighthouse project becomes reality are:
Will this online file storage provide easier communication with our friends online or will Google’s Lighthouse shine a light on our private personal files?
Will navigating for helpful information be easier or will we be lost in the sea of files?