Google is continuing down the path to control the world. It isn’t just a conspiracy theory anymore. Several articles exist describing the massive corporation controlling the entire world, including an article from Futurism entitled “By 2030, You’ll Be Living in a World That’s Run by Google.”
Alphabet Inc’s Google has announced its plan to buy Japanese smartphone payment startup Pring for more than 20 billion yen ($181.9 million).
The Paypers, a news site based in the Netherlands that caters to professionals in the global payment community, reports:
“Google doesn’t want to depend on third parties for payments and other related services, and this way it would be able to offer these services internally. Therefore, Google and its investment partners are looking to acquire all the company shares of Pring, which is currently owned by Mizuho Bank, for USD 180 million to USD 200 million.
Although Google has its own Google Pay services in Japan, it has to depend on other companies for processing credit card and pre-paid card transactions, which increase cost and also reduces control and reliability. Pring currently operates both on mobile as well as computers as it offers payments, cash transfers, and other related services to its client base.”
As Google continues to buy up more companies from different sectors of the economy, it is obvious — and terrifying — how much control the massive corporation has over the world. Is there anything Congress can do to prevent this unbelievably large corporation from taking more power? Should anything be done, or should we just chalk it up to “the free market” at play? At this rate, Futurism is right: “By 2030, You’ll Be Living in a World That’s Run by Google.”