Saturday, September 27, 2008

Google Goes to Sea

As a way to find a haven from national privacy laws, Google is talking about creating server farms at sea.
Perhaps Google's literally offshore experiment in information technology implies a coming world of privatized services at sea. A fleet of tankers shows up in a nearby port one day... and suddenly your city has telephone services. It's Archigram's instant city all over again, but on the level of specific – and highly billable – urban amenities. The services show up. The network takes over. Your city will never be the same.

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