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Remember those Google predictions I posted?

Well, they weren’t too far off.  The predictions I posted here, although made jokingly, are starting to have some truth to it:

2011: In other news, Google is creating a health insurance company to insure more efficiently its employees…
2012: Google Oil has announced that the drilling has been successful, production will begin next month…
2013: In an attempt to cut costs and reduce management inefficiencies, Google has proposed to buy the world, the United Nations is bargaining for a higher price…

OK, Google isn’t proposing to buy the world, let alone their own healthcare system, but they are doing something entirely out of their ad business, or software business, however you want to label their core competency as… From the Google blog: (here)

We’re planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We’ll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.

That leaves one missed prediction:

2010: Google has announced it will begin providing ultra-fast fiber optic networks.

Some Google predictions I would second

Google has applied to become a power marketer.  (here)  The reason?

“We want to have the ability to procure renewable energy to offset power usage of our operations,” said Niki Fenwick, a Google spokeswoman. Ms. Fenwick said that having access to more renewable energy could help the company fulfill its goal to become “carbon neutral.”

Google is venturing a little out of its territory isn’t it? No bother, as long as they stay successful they can do whatever they want. I mean, I am already drooling over the Google Nexus One! And that is why a highlighted comment on the blog is something I have to quote.  Some most likely predictions:

2011: In other news, Google is creating a health insurance company to insure more efficiently its employees…
2012: Google Oil has announced that the drilling has been successful, production will begin next month…
2013: In an attempt to cut costs and reduce management inefficiencies, Google has proposed to buy the world, the United Nations is bargaining for a higher price…