• http://www.phplinkdirectory.com David DuVal

    Instead of Google Now, I am thinking of using the alternative called Later Google. I’m not looking to have Google even more in my life. Since the upgrade of Google Maps, so often it is not responsive. If a reminder does popup to tell me about the event, there is a reasonably good chance Android won’t get me there, or I need to pull over in LA traffic and wait.

  • http://www.LeadDiscovery.com/ Jerry Nordstrom

    I think Google’s application of the technology is fantastic and both needed and wanted in the consumer marketplace. However, I believe the largest obstacle to be removed in order to achieve success is for Google (and all services) to take the “creepy” out of convenience. How? Digital independence.

    Create a central repository of an individuals unique digital data, encrypted for the individual’s use only. From there the individual could manage that data, who has access to it, what those sharing relationships entail, and monitor how existing permissions to the data have been utilized.

    There are many directions this model could take off on. However the most important principal is that it is the Individual that controls their data and has a say in the relationships formed around it. If you’re entire life is now mapped out into a digital form, where it is used to influence many real world factors about your life, and you have no access to, nor control over it… do you live in a “free society”?
    Where will this leave us in 10 or 20 years when every aspect of a person’s life will be captured, digitized and stored starting at Birth?

    - I admit this is “if I had a magic wand” proposition – But the point is that until individuals have control over their own data there will be resistance, mistrust and downright hostility towards entities who deploy the technology that utilizes the individual’s data.