The World Wide Tholian Web

Google is becoming ever more indispensible to Internet users, offering search, video, shopping, virtual reality, virtual personal assistant, GPS mapping, and more. And the company is rolling out gigabit Internet in select areas — that’s 20 times faster than typical high-speed cable Internet!

But with convenience comes a price — what Google giveth, Google can taketh away. Sharon and Derek discuss the “Tholian web” aspect of depending so heavily on one company to connect us to the rest of the world.

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