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Google+ could bring world peace

Google is the largest web application on the planet with over one billion unique visiters each month. This means that one in seven people on the entire planet used Google over the last 30 days. Having such a massive user base means that someone from pretty much every single geographical, political, and religious group is a user of Google. Once Google+ hits a billion our pals from Mountain View will be in the unique position of potentially bringing about world peace. And I don't mean bringing FarmVille to Google+.

How so, you might ask? Well Google is collecting so much personal information that they can create incredibly accurate profiles of personal beliefs and comfort zones. With these personas, the 900,000 machines, a few algorithms, and some time Google can connect people one follow at a time that are of similar interests but ever so slightly contrarian. Eventually even the most conservative views will become more open and accepting just through the everyday contact.

One of th…