Google has already destroyed more business models than the Great Depression, and it is poised to destroy many more. This latest move on Google was thus inevitable. Google has helped destroy the newspaper business model and it’s going after television. Google has helped destroy millions of middlemen, of all types, around the world.
It is more accurate to say that the Internet, and not Google, has enabled this. But Google remains the target because it’s the dominant player in that business.
Now Google autonomous cars are prepared to destroy millions more jobs. Jobs driving cars, and jobs selling car insurance. Jobs selling cars, jobs selling car parts, and jobs parking cars.
Google is not prepared for the political pushback it is generating.