Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. (Lord Acton, 1834-1902) The Google Dilemma by Grimmelman reminded me of this famous epigram again, which was also cited before in the article of Martin, B. From my point of view, the power itself is not a something to be blamed because competition and its result may be one of the reasonable consequences in the nature. What I recognized from this epigram was, nonetheless, power could be problematic when men of power or people around them try to manipulate it for their own interests.
Even though Google says, “Don’t blame us, the computers did it”(Grimmelman, 944), I do not think we need to be upset about it. That is not because Google has no responsibility at all, but because that is the way technology improves. To put it another way, we need constant efforts to make the internet credible and useful, which will not be done instantly. At the same time, it will be essential to observe and supervise the internet so that no one can abuse the authority, as Grimmelman’s thesis works.