Can Google get smart without the free-with-advertising model?

I love thinking forward, and being an ENTJ, can imagine all sorts of possibilities that others not only do not see, but when presented with them, say, “Hogwash!” Nonetheless, I have for better and for worse been an early adopter, in the vanguard, ahead of my time (choose your phraseology) most of my life. So I was very curious when I read…