There is a lot happening at the Google I/O event these days, with the tech giant unveiling tons of updates designed to make us even more addicted to the technological breakthroughs of our present times. Now, Google offers unlimited photo storage space for all its users, revolutionizing the world of memories.
Among other manipulative methods set to attract and retain more users connected to their cell phone screens and disconnected from the real world, Google announced that Google photos will be a standalone service coming for free, designed to store an unlimited number of photos and videos.
Google photos will be available both for Android and iOS and is meant for organizing, storing and editing photos. Google+ has nothing to do with the update as officials of the tech giant declare, with the social network supporting photo sharing rather than extended photo storage.
The photo storage revolution does not end here, as the new app is designed to save photos up to 16 megapixels in size, at a near identical resolution. And from here on, things get quite scary even for those of us who are control freaks and thorough organizers.
Google will scan faces, places and dates of photographs saved, so that they can all be listed and searched by keywords. A world that has no mysteries is a terrifying world indeed. Remember those times when we mistakenly could discover a long forgotten picture of long forgotten friends, with tears, melancholy and sweet memories bursting out from the remote corners of our minds? That era will soon be history, with Google taking control of all the information and images owned by each and every one of us.
Google’s free storage will have the company in direct competition with Flickr, that offers no less than a terabyte of free storage and this is one more important step in their general strategy to their internet monopoly goals.
We will crave for those sweet days to come back, when we could store our photos in shoe boxes and unveil their long forgotten charm in crucial moments of our lives. Now, Google makes everything easy and futile, with our memories depending on keywords and face tags. As sordid as it sounds, this is the future that we create and someday the level of enthusiasm that overwhelms us now, knowing that everything starts to become limitless, will be equaled by sadness and emptiness in the front of heartless databases with human faces that with time will become meaningless.
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