The Register has a fascinating insight into the impact Google is having on history. The story begins with an article written by James Moore entitled “The Second Superpower”.
Look what the phrase “Second Superpower” produces on Google now. Try it!. Moore’s essay is right there at the top. And not just first, but it already occupies all but three of the first thirty spots.
If you were wearing your Google-goggles, and the search engine was your primary view of the world, you would have a hard time believing that the phrase “Second Superpower” ever meant anything else.
To all intents and purposes, the original meaning has been erased. Obliterated, in just seven weeks.