What’s in Store for Google in 2014

One way to read this article about Google’s upcoming plans is to marvel at all the sticks they have in the fire — so much going on! Another way to read the article is to wonder what the hell they are cooking up.

It feels like all of their efforts right now are definitely related in some ways, but in most ways only tangentially so. All the ingredients for cooking a meal are present, but can they follow the recipe?

While most companies are thinking about conquering the living room (ahem, Microsoft and Apple, I suppose), it’s clear Google is thinking instead about how the Android ecosystem, its cloud services, and a robotics division can conquer automate every facet of our lives. It feels like Google is starting to resemble one of those evil, tentacle corporations in a speculative fiction novel about AI or a robot uprising.

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