This line in a recent Boing Boing post stopped me in my tracks. George Dyson went to Google, and writes:
The mood was playful, yet there was a palpable reverence in the air. “We are not scanning all those books to be read by people,” explained one of my hosts after my talk. “We are scanning them to be read by an AI.”
I think there are two ways to read that line… both interesting, but one really interesting (and kinda creepy).