The world’s most precious asset today is no longer oil but data. Big Tech collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017, according to The Economist. By 2029, the big data analytics market is expected to reach more than $655 BILLION!
Let’s look at some of Google’s statistics:
- Google indexes more than 45 billion web pages; its next-biggest competitor, Microsoft’s Bing, indexes a mere 14 billion in comparison.
- Every minute, an estimated 3.8 million queries are typed into Google.
- As the number one visited website in the world, Google receives 5.6 billion searches per day controlling 90% of global search traffic.
- People use Google to search for about 1 billion health questions a day,” according to author and health professional Joe Cohen, who has been censored by Google.
- Eighty percent of internet users have searched for a health-related topic online, according to a recent study.
- Google has long been investing in DNA repositories, according to Epstein. In 2008, Google invested in geneticist George Church of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and his team who were decoding the human genome, reported Bloomberg. Google was a primary investor in 23andMe, which was co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, Google co-founder Sergey Brin’s now ex-wife. Google invested at least $6.5 million. Brin loaned 23andMe $10 million.
- Navigenics and Editas Medicine Inc. has also received money from Google. Calico, a biotechnology firm created by Alphabet delved into the genetic database Ancestry.com to look for hereditary influences on longevity.
“When DNA profiles become part of people’s dossiers, Google will have crossed a potentially frightening threshold: it will know far more about people than they know themselves – what diseases people are likely to get (think of the marketing opportunities), what their racial origins are, which dads have been cuckolded. The possibilities are endlessly outrageous,” Dr. Epstein wrote in an opinion piece titled Google’s Gotcha for U.S. News & World Report.
Google wields a lot more power over you when combined with so many other data sets…