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Originally posted by tristar
reply to post by grey580
What you fail to see is that as computers are redesigned from ground up so is the ability for it to become aware of its users based on algorithms. What you should do at this moment, is copy what you have posted and what all these posts are showing place the paper within a airtight plastic bag and keep it aside. In 40 odd years, open the paper and read back to yourself what has been posted, then look at how the Internet is (2049). I guess your beginning to see my point. Keep in mind that i am referring to what would be available to teh public sector and not the intelligence community.
From dial up modems with 14.4k transfer we now how the "option to choose what form of connection we want".
I am interested in this topic for the simple reason that it tends to take me too long to find data I am looking for on the net. My background is in databases, but that is a whole different world because databases are structured and html pages are not. This was a hot topic in certain circles a few years ago, but it doesn't seem to be resolving. This may be because the newer generation of internet users don't really care about real research.
You may have heard recently about Wolfram Alpha, a new Web service that some people are projecting (mistakenly, I'm certain) as a "Google killer". With Wolfram Alpha, you type terms into a field on a webpage and get back information about those terms. But the big brains at Wolfram research insist that it's not a search engine, it's a "computational knowledge engine." The company announced today that the service should be publicly available on May 18.
After playing with the very early version of Wolfram Alpha for a few hours, I agree that it's not your average search engine. What is it? I'm not sure I'm qualified to say: Not only did I not understand all the answers I got from Wolfram Alpha, I couldn't even comprehend some of the questions I could ask it.
U.S. Executives from Twitter, Google, and YouTube, among others recently visited Iraq as part of a U.S. State Department delegation. Executives met with government officials, educators, and other community leaders.
Their mission was to provide conceptual input as well as ideas on how new technologies can be used to build local capacity, foster greater transparency and accountability, build on anti-corruption efforts, promote critical thinking in the classroom, scale-up civil society, and further empower local entities and individuals by providing the tools for network building.
During his visit to Iraq, Twitter chairman and founder Jack Dorsey blogged on the Internet that cell phone usage [in Iraq] is massive and the velocity is increasing. There are 17.5 million mobile phones with 85 percent penetration, he added. However, noted Mr. Dorsey, the infrastructure is overwhelmed. Often Iraqis carry at least 2 phones from separate providers in order to assure coverage.
Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by tristar
Your argument, while possibly true, is completely irrelevant to my point.
Google is the #1 search engine right now because it's easy enough to use and gives back the most relevant results.
The bar right now is google. If you can't surpass that bar by a country mile then your search engine will fail.