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The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Has The Scoop On Google’s Mystery Barge: It’s A Trap!
What’s in that giant mystery barge that’s owned by Google in San Francisco Bay. There’s speculation it might be a floating data center or a shop for Google Glass. But the Daily Show’s Jon Stewart finds it’s an opportunity to poke fun at Google+, as well as Google’s ambitious plans to bring wifi to the world and cure death. More ominously, floating barges mean Google has us surrounded by land, sea and air.
Here’s the full video, if you want to watch it first without the spoilers below:
Stewart starts off with a recap that no one knows what this Google project is about, sort of like Google’s social network, Google+
He goes on to recap Google’s Project Loon, which uses high-flying balloons to bring wifi to places that lack internet access. Or is that really the purpose, he wonders:
He jokes that it’s just not normal for a search engine to launch an ocean-going vessel, which is why you don’t see Microsoft doing this, with a nod to its Bing search engine:
To further the mystery, he brings up Google’s plan to solve death:
He jokes that rather than solve death, Google might start by getting “all your applications to run well on the iPhone.” Continuing on, Stewart jokes that Google has us surrounded on land, sea and air:
“Am I the only one feeling threatened here,” he concludes, joking that Google’s famous “I’m feeling lucky” button might be more threatening that it seems:
Once again, the full video:
- Google+ Wins A Crunchie But Gets Razzed By The Daily Show
- The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart Rips Google Over Wifi Eavesdropping Investigation
- Jon Stewart Takes On Google Glasses & Facebook Buying Instagram
- Daily Show Slams LinkedIn: “You Seem To Have Monetized Irritating People!”
- Stephen Colbert Mocks Apple Maps
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