Jon Stewart And The Curious Case Of The Google Barge (VIDEO)

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Fatimah Mazhar
Following widely reported speculations that Google might be building a clandestine “floating data center” in SF Bay, Daily Show host Jon Stewart took it upon himself to find out more about a giant barge owned by the tech giant.

Stewart turned his comic jibes on Google, joking about the company’s privacy-invading social networking strategies and ambitious plans to extend human life, exclaiming that Google “won’t even let us die!”  

On October 25, technology website CNET reported that a large four-story structure located on a barge just off Treasure Island, between San Francisco and Oakland, could be a floating data center run by Google.

“Google did not respond to multiple requests for comment. But after going through lease agreements, tracking a contact tied to the project on LinkedIn, talking to locals on Treasure Island, and consulting with experts, it’s all but certain that Google is the entity that is building the massive structure that’s in plain sight, but behind tight security,” CNET stated.

That’s weird. It’s a Google project no one in the outside world knows what it is. I guess what they are saying is it is Google+,” Stewart remarked.

Stewart suggested that mysterious floating vessels and ventures like “Project Loon” involving Wi-Fi air balloons could also mean that Google has surrounded the country “by land, sea and air.”

 “Am I the only one feeling threatened here,” he concluded, adding that Google’s famous “I’m feeling lucky” button might be more threatening that it seems.

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