How Google is becoming an extension of your mind commentary Google could have us all headed for a mind-blowing future — if the company can back away from targeted advertising and better help users manage their personal information.
It’s time to think of Google as much more than just a search engine, and that should both excite and spook you.
Search remains critical to the company’s financial and technological future, but Google also is using the search business’ cash to transform itself into something much broader than just a place to point your browser when asking for directions on the Internet.
What it’s now becoming is an extension of your mind, an omnipresent digital assistant that figures out what you need and supplies it before you even realize you need it.
First you’ll need to copy the URL for your profile. Using my Twitter profile as an example, the link would look like this: https://twitter.com/c0z. Once you have the link you’ll need open Google’s Content Removal page — you may need to log in to Google services again when you get there. Click the Create new removal request button and paste the link. On the next page that loads, you’ll be able to remove cached content associated with the page you’re having removed. In order for Google to allow this, you’ll need to provide a piece of information that appears on the cached version but not the live version.