Google Research (research.google.com) will soon be a massive repository of scientific data with hundreds of terabytes at our disposal.
Although there is still very little information about this, it looks like a promising endeavor that will certainly amuse the scientific community. Statistics have shown that technological advances come hand in hand with exponential accumulation of data. So, this will certainly come in handy.
Let’s see what the terms and conditions of such database usage are and then I’ll give my 2 cents worth of opinion. Until then, I can only see this as good news…
On a side note, this is obviously going to sprout another posting frenzy by the paranoid privacy bloggers and their Google-is-in-to-get-you mumbo-jumbo!