On the Twitter, Google Wave, Wave, or #Wave have been trending for a couple of days now. Some people are panicked that they haven’t received their Wave invite yet. Someone mentions they have invites, and they’re inundated with requests for people – early adopters – eager to sign up and join the elite class of those already who’ve already joined. And all this for a product, as the Streko pointed out, will be available in a month.
All this for a product that will allow Google to even more easily grab our data, use it against us, establish a one world government that will then be taken for robots who will turn us into batteries ala the Matrix.
Or, perhaps they will find a way to fight the robots back, but the “Dont’ Be Evil” bunch will ban all nuclear warheads (since it’s a one world government after all), but we’ll find outselves fighting an alien invasion and unable to take down the mothership with conventional weapons. Then we’ll be enslaved by our alien overlords, harvesting water, aluminum and plutonium for them. And no, the ladies’ costumes will look nothing like the slave girl garb Jabba the Hut had Princess Leia wear. They will make an effort to make them unflattering, like some mumus with lace doilies around the collar (for dress up occasions!) from the Walmart or one of those old people’s catalogs that sell “personal massagers” that are really vibrators and it makes you snigger then grosses you out when you see one of them on your grandma’s nightstand when you go to raid her jewelry box for beer money (which serves your right, you thieving little prick!). There really is no bright spot, except for the unemployment rate will finally be at 0%. The only other thing I could see them doing is herding us all up like cattle, breeding and eating us. Which would be a little awkward if our new alien masters looked like cows.
All I’m saying is this: Just like you can’t unknow that your grandparents are “doing it” (think about this – retirement homes are like old people orgy centers, seriously), once you hand over all your data to our new overlords, there’s no getting it back.
And yes, I use and love my Gmail.