"MICROSOFT WILL VANISH IN FIVE YEARS, AND FACEBOOK WILL DO SO IN THREE." HAS STATED KARSTEN GERLOFF, PRESIDENT OF THE FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION OF EUROPE.
The man himself:
The president of the Free Software Foundtaion of Europe, Karsten Gerloff, tried to explain that "For Google and Facebook, we're products, not clients", and warns us that those two companies "without any advice, they're giving information away of us to external agents". This is the reason why Gerloff thinks that "Microsoft will vanish in five or ten years, and Facebook will do so in three."
The German expert has also stated that these companies use without any consent the computers of million of users throughout their webs. Due to this manipulation, the Free Software Foundation has created some control structures. "The companies we're talking about follow this pattern: Facebook defines who we are, Amazon expose what we want and Google comprehend what we think".
Once they understood how Internet works, they turned it into an opression tool. "They know we're not free. They're listening to us."
"If Google is planning to survive, it will have to reinvent itself. Microsoft hasn't done that, and that's why it will vanish in five or ten years. I'll give Facebook three years. It's simple math. It happened with MySpace and I know it will happen again."
His foundation has an objective: "Make sure people realize that they can choose which will be tomorrow's technology, and in what kind of world are we going to live in." That's why the expert explains to us that "we have to be always on guard and watch these new systems. You have to ask yourself: who's controlling it?".
EDIT: Sorry, source: (Spanish) Alfabetajuega.com