I can’t help it. This was the latest “top search terms” that have led people to this blog. So, in the interest of appropriate marketing efforts, I’ll ride that horse a tad longer.
I can’t imagine what really prompted that search, but based on the #1 Google result for those terms, I’d be rather surprised to learn they were really looking for anything that might be found here. I couldn’t find the link to this site after reviewing more than 20 pages of search results, although those words were, in fact, printed here.
Perhaps, this evidence that life in the “information age” is simply becoming more and more random. More likely, this is evidence that so-called “intelligent search” protocols are now beginning to shape our access to information, whereby your computer will only show you what it thinks you want (or should) be looking for.
Hey, now that’s really exciting, don’t you think? Me personally? No, I don’t think so. What’s so great about taking what used to be the realm of malicious viruses and turning it into your very own personal standard operating proceedure? Not that there’s all that much you can do about it.
As stated so helpfully by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, “search engines are designed to find the information you want right now; the next logical step is to do that automatically. He even suggests that doing the search before you think to conduct the search is the desired goal” . How nice, and helpful. Thank you so much Eric.
So, it seems that our whole lives are being guided with “autocomplete” features. We can’t get half a thought formed before we’re told what we’re thinking. And those like Schmidt want to tell us what we’re thinking before we even think it. Great.
What’s left for us to do now? I guess that’s about right, dude, just pass the cheese doodles, won’t you?