posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 02:38 PM
Hey, so i was paying attention to the auto complete feature on my Iphone, yes i have an Iphone, and i noticed something, the auto complete was trying
to finish my sentences for me. At that moment i had a glimpse of the future, a future where they start running algorithms on data caches storing all
of our information and tracking the pattern of our thoughts.
I see it this way, they are using psychology research as a method to study the way we think and develop classifications for when they have enough data
through programs like auto complete, Facebook, and Twitter. What they will be doing is profiling us and entering us into these categories so they can
track us, but we all already know this. I think the auto complete feature will play the roll of collecting personal thought patterns and used to
predict peoples actions based off of the profile and categories they design and build through the aforementioned programs.
Auto Complete Feature
Autocomplete, or word completion, is a feature provided by many web
browsers, e-mail programs, search engine interfaces, source code editors, database query tools, word processors, and command line interpreters.
Autocomplete is also available for, or already integrated in, general text editors. Autocomplete involves the program predicting a word or phrase that
the user wants to type in without the user actually typing it in completely. This feature is effective when it is easy to predict the word being typed
based on those already typed, such as when there are a limited number of possible or commonly used words (as is the case with e-mail programs, web
browsers, or command line interpreters), or when editing text written in a highly structured, easy-to-predict language (as in source code editors). It
can also be very useful in text editors, when the prediction is based on a list of words in one or more languages. For special purposes, like medical
or technical texts a word list of terms in that field is used. Many autocomplete programs are able to learn new words after the user has written them
a few times, and can suggest alternatives based on the learned habits of the individual user. Autocomplete, or "word prediction", speeds up
human-computer interactions in environments to which it is well suited.
I don't know ATS, are we making it to easy for them?