Could this be the future of Google ?
My early morning sleep was interrupted by rattlings in my shelf and woke up to find a wizzing sound. Seeing nothing, i shouted out “who’s there ?” . A small translucent thing appeared before me and said “I’m the googlebot”. Thus started the conversation.
Me : Googlebot? ( me, obviously startled.)
Googlebot : Yes, I’m one of the automatic bots from Google.com
Me : What are you doing here in my house ?
Googlebot : I’m indexing the things in your house.
Me : Whaaat ?! Aren’t you supposed to be indexing just webpages ?
Googlebot : We’ve finished indexing every single page on the Web. Now, as part of our growth strategy, we are moving to the real world.
Me: What’s the idea of indexing everthing in the real world ?
Googlebot : Here’s an example. If you lose your bike key, and type in “Where is kribs’ bike key?”, our search engine will exactly tell you where it is.
Me : Wow ! that’s cool. What’s your next plan after this ?
Googlebot : That’s a secret
Me: C’mon. Try me.
Googlebot : OK. We like to be so fast that we want to give the answers even before you start searching!
Me : Whoa ! You mean, a bit like Minority Report ?
Googlebot : Yeah. Hey , it’s getting late. I’ve gotto finish the whole of South East Asia in the next three minutes. Bye.
And the googlebot swishes out of sight, leaving me dazed in wonder.