Google: No longer a search engine, but an ignorance engine
Google says that these changes are being made to give a better experience for their users with more tailored search results, but one can’t help thinking that they also had in the back their heads that with this change they can serve targeted AdSense ads wherever you go and on their search results pages. Google already has a browsing profile of you, you might not know that, but they have had that for a while now, this might be a good time to get to know Google’s Ad Preferences.
What good is a search engine that tells you what you already know?
I understand the business model just fine. But since you can't search for what you don't already know about, "tailored search" is a recipe for increasing ignorance, not decreasing it.
Why don't we turn Google into a regulated public utility? Bag the advertising model, and, as a matter of "public purpose," run the servers like any other source of power and light?