What if Sergei Brin and Larry Page were actually evil? What if they were in reality sinister villains planning to take over the world, like Lex Luthor or Dr. Doom? If so, they’re certainly going about it with great efficiency, controlling all of the instruments we use to function in the information age: web search, desktop search, mapping, news, everybody’s desktops, every book ever written. And nobody suspects a thing!
This would make a great action movie plot: A thinly-veiled Google-like company, started by two clever but immensely bitter and increasingly megalomaniacal college students, seeks to control the entire information economy, and thus rule the world!!!