A dystopia of the future?

Google have suddenly gone offline. At least for me. I cannot access any single service bar the searching facility (perhaps a few of the lesser facilities too). This suddenly reminded me of the growing fear in the back of my mind on the dependency upon a monopoly. I think that Google are a brilliant company, for execution and innovation, but I strongly dislike relying upon one single entity for the entirety of my internet based activities. Thus, an insight into the future?

5 minutes later, they’re back. Let’s leave the future off for a while!