I'm going to ahead and say it, Google is the next Microsoft. Microsoft played a very important role in changing the way the world thought of computers by helping to place a computer in practically everyone's reach. Google has effectively done the same thing in terms of the Internet. Before Google, the web was a vast sea of information that was unmanageable and unfathomable. Now, movies are simply providing search terms.
Search has become commonplace. I suspect there will eventually be a Linux of search and it is arguable that there already is. The big question is what will be the next big paradigm shift that will define the next Google. My bet is it will be mobile, even though I've never been a fan of small devices. What do you think? Where will computers and technology go thanks to the next Google?