I have been indulging in a little futuristic thinking about where online education may go in the future in the informal and more formal sense. I think informally that online learning has eclipsed newspapers and books for the passage of information. I think more formal education is set for global shift of seismic proportions. Online learning appears to me to be a complex adaptive system. My reasoning is that is more connectively aligned with the educational consumer in a more global sense and is largely beyond usual regulation. If a person is a complex adaptive system then the educational mode that is more responsive to the collective sentiment will be the market leader in education. IT enables this connectivity. In a more practical sense, this means to me that online learning will eclipse all other forms of formal education, if it has not already done so. Its flexibility cannot be matched by B & M in the longer term and companies by Google may move into the arena and become major suppliers of educational content because of its research capability, electronic library access, google fiber (fast internet speed), and global market power. Is Google University a mere click away? The question may be more how Google and others will get into the online educational market than if it will. It seems to me that those who argue for B & M over online learning are in denial. The next question is what relevance will accreditation be in this environment? A degree from a future "Google University" may not need much accreditation for industry acceptance because of Google's market power. I would be interested to hear what others think about the liklihood for major technology companies expanding their base into educational product provided via their advanced technologies and what will the face of accreditation look like if this happens.