In Europe, Google has been on the receiving end of significant backlash, causing it not only to become "a glaring proxy for criticism of an intrusive American government," but also to blame it for the tech dominance of American companies.
The backlash in Europe extends beyond Google. Taxi drivers from London to Madrid have demonstrated against Uber, the American ride-sharing company that was recently banned in Germany. Apple and Amazon are being investigated over their tax policies, and regulators are scrutinizing Facebook’s proposed acquisition of WhatsApp, a messaging app.
Google, with its broad reach, is arguably facing the most pressure.
|"Google’s search algorithm can easily shift the voting preferences of undecided voter."|
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|“During this phase of decline, the US was likely to go through a phase of reactionary 'fascism'.”|
|“This 160-step biochemical process is very well studied, and surprisingly inefficient.”|
|“Eliminating the time needed to stop and re-charge a conventional electric car’s battery.”|
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|“Our Internet handlers, not government, are using operant conditioning to modify our behaviour today.”|
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|“We’re going to start to see chip implants get the same realm of acceptance as piercings and tattoos.”|
|“The shift from fuel and pistons to batteries and electric motors is unlikely to take that long.”|
|“Within 30 years, half of humanity won't have a job. It could get ugly — there could be a revolution.”|
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|“After 78 years, the helicopter has been reinvented.”|
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