I have two computers at home, plus an iPad and an iTouch. As well as my Android. At home, I'm not the only one who uses these. I use one or the other depending on the occasion, time or place. Or because my children use them to browse the internet.
However, since yesterday, Google reunites all of us under one profile, mine. Because don't think my wife or kids disconnect from Google to use their own account when they search on YouTube or Google Maps. While I look up Nietzsche and my wife is listening to What Not To Wear, my kids watch Bébé Lilly clips or a tutorial for making cannons in Minecraft.
I don't even want to think about what Google's algorithm is building about me! Sometimes I'll look up images on Google Earth with the keyword "Washington" to illustrate an article on American politics. Maybe, at the same time, my wife looks up "grenade" (NDLR: also the French word for pomegranate) to read a recipe based on this exotic fruit, and my kid searches for "how to build a bomb" on YouTube (and forgets to add Minecraft).
Washington, grenade, how to build a bomb! I imagine an American border guard who gets a Google alert, and my next visit to America could end up at Guantanamo.
Google, in a likely psychological profiling, already thinks I'm a psycho with terrorist tendencies, who likes both quantum physics and Barbie, searches equally for pictures of both dolls and war machines, looks at the same Da Cliff clips for hours and downloads advanced marketing strategy PowerPoint presentations on Pinterest.
It's probably exaggerated for comedic purposes, but it still gets you thinking. What if...