The Postal Service could sign a deal with Google. When you send a letter in the mail, the post office can open the letter, and have a computer scan it. The scan can then be sent to Google.
The next time you visit Google, your search results can be influenced by the scan of your letter.
That will be great for USPS/Google users, because their search experience will be more personal. Google Dashboard: FAQ about Gmail, Security & Privacy
Is Google reading my mail?
I am willing to allow some of my communication and web activity influence my Google experience. However, I'm not comfortable with my personal messages being automatically injected into that formula with no option to opt out even some messages.
No, but automatic scanning and filtering technology is at the heart of Gmail. Gmail scans and processes all messages using fully automated systems in order to do useful and innovative stuff like filter spam, detect viruses and malware, show relevant ads, and develop and deliver new features across your Google experience. Priority Inbox, spell checking, forwarding, auto-responding, automatic saving and sorting, and converting URLs to clickable links are just a few of the many features that use this kind of automatic processing.
I pay for Netflix, my phone, and internet. I think it's time to start paying for email.
Does anyone have a good suggested alternative to Gmail?