Mike Reynolds is offering his insight as to what the future might hold for Google. Its a fascinating read and there isn’t much there that is beyond reason. Google is obviously looking to expand its reach anywhere that it can.
I think the GBrowser is by far the most likely, even though Google has denied any such intentions. Google getting into the ISP business also sounds pretty reasonable, especially considering their purchase of urchin. The Net PC also makes sense but less likely than the ISP and browser.
On the other hand, Google has bank and it seems willing to find ways to spend it. They already have their hands in a lot of pies, but it seems lately that almost everything they do is geared toward providing themselves data and stats on web usage. Their recent release of the web excellerator is really more about having a tool out there that benefits Google and their thirst for more statistics to digest than it is a tool for the user.
As Google gets deeper and deeper into offer additional tools and products I think privacy concerns are going to become an ever increasing issue. But for now, Google largely gets a pass on privacy issues.