It's been around awhile, but if you haven't seen the terrific EPIC 2014 multimedia presentation referenced below, do it now before you read this analysis. Takes just a few minutes. --Dennis
John Blossom writes, "About a year ago Jeff Cutler brought to my attention the online multimedia presentation "EPIC 2014", a science fiction look at how Google would advance the Web into a continuous global grid of content and connectivity. In our weblog at that time I noted that science fiction oftentimes comes true far sooner than its creators would like to think. Today CNET News notes that many of the elements of the "Google Grid" global environment are beginning to fall into place as it unveils piece by piece their plans for a unique global computing network, in large part wireless, that would provide secure and presumably user-free access to the Web and Google services. Providing highly localized content in this environment is one of the projected keys to its success. ..." Link: Shore.