Inside Google HQ: What does the future hold for the company whose visionary plans include implanting a chip in our brains? – Features – Gadgets & Tech – The Independent

The power of computing, and the thrill of its apparently infinite possibilities, has also long been a source of fear.

Going into a San Francisco second-hand book shop, shortly before a visit to Google’s headquarters in California, I happened upon a copy of Dick Tracy, an old novel based on Chester Gould’s cartoon strip starring America’s favourite detective.

For a 1970 publication, the plot seemed remarkably topical. Dick, and his sidekick Sam Catchem, find themselves battling a sinister character known as “Mr Computer” who wants to control the world.

via Inside Google HQ: What does the future hold for the company whose visionary plans include implanting a chip in our brains? – Features – Gadgets & Tech – The Independent.

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