Over the past few decades, most software has predominantly focused on collecting data from the user based on a search query and a result. But after years of collecting data from users, Google and other tech companies are starting to be more and more proactive about the way they influence our lives. Whether or not you have an explicit question, Google wants to have the answer. Driving Mode for Google Maps on Android is just a small step in that larger shift, but it’s easy to see a pattern emerging with Google Now that will only continue to grow. Get the full story at VentureBeat