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Will Google Still Be Dominant in a Decade? This Survey Says Yes

You would be hard pressed to find a company that is as dominant in the modern world as Google has managed to become. While there are other companies that have higher market caps than Google, this tech juggernaut is arguably even more important because it is the owner of the most visited website in the world, Google Search, and it also offers other services that users take advantage of on a day to day basis such as Chrome and Android.

However, many companies that seemed unassailably dominant not too long ago ended up crashing and burning. Google’s old competitor Yahoo is a great example of this, since the latter was established earlier than the former and even famously passed up the chance to buy Google since they did not think that they needed to do so due to their success. Hence, it stands to reason that Google might also fall into obscurity if you look at it with a relatively long term perspective and think of how things would be ten years from now.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that a small survey on Twitter shed some light on what people think about how things are going to turn out. 320 people answered this survey, and 61.6% of them felt like Google is still going to be a dominant force well into the 2030s. Only 13% believe that Google will have been replaced by then which makes sense because the company is just too influential for any single entity or even a conglomerate of competitors to take away their monopolies.

One thing to keep in mind is that ten years is a relatively short period of time. While Google might still be a big player after ten years have passed, it might not be as dominant as it is right now. This is all speculation of course, and only time will tell whether or not Google can keep up with a changing market although it has managed to do so effectively so far in its lifespan.


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