I Google, therefore I am. But what if there were no Google? In our digitally frenzied and tech-saturated world, that question borders on a religious and philosophical query worthy of Socrates (and that guy definitely didn’t have a smartphone).
As a search engine and purveyor of many powerful online applications, Google is so pervasive that many of us interact with the company’s products all day, every day. And even for those who only use the Web sporadically, online forays are often guided by Google’s seemingly omniscient search prowess.
There’s no question that Google has delivered on many of its goals. But where, exactly, would we be without it?