Today has been a day for predictions. Competing predictions, in fact. I have read that Google will be gone in five years (thanks to Slashdot for the reference) and that the New York Times will go offline in 10 years because of Google. (thanks to Scott Adams for the reference)
While all of this is speculation and fancy, it is not entirely unrelated to what is actualy happening in the world today. It has been an interesting romp through the web today.