One more advantage Google has once it builds a world-wide super infrastructure, and creates a parallel internet is: Google will be the only place that has trained developers who can write applications on this kind of platform.
In my original post on their 'skynet' platform, I was a bit harsh when I wrote:
So while the public side of Google flounders around and creates barely passable beta me-too products like Base, Talk, Reader etc.,
I still think the apps are kinda weak for a company who promises "Great just isn't good enough", but now I realize that by the time Google deploys it's portable datacenters and builds out its bandwidth, the 24-yr olds who pushed mostly broken Google Base out the door might be experienced 27 yr-olds who can create something incredible.
And certainly Google is one of the two or three places right now that can train programmers to work on such an infrastructure. Yet another massive strategic advantage...