A Quote To Note About Search

February 5, 2013

Search is act of trying to find the answer to a question. Internet users browse the Web searching for answers to their questions. The main tool people user to search the Internet are search engines, but while reading Explore this quote came up:

“Forget search engines. The real revolution will come when we have research engines, intelligent Web helpers that can find out new things, not just what’s already been written. Facebook Graph Search isn’t anywhere near that good, but it’s a nice hint at greater things to come.”

Gary Marcus, a neuroscientist, said this quote about Facebook and how its new Graph search mean big changes for search in the coming years. Explore also mentioned that it echoes Vannevar Bush’s 1945 vision for the future of knowledge. Bush was an engineer and well known for his work on analog computers and little project called the Manhattan. Reflecting on this quote, one can only agree that yes, Graph Search and other searches, are on the brink of something grand. From the science fiction and romantic writing angle, these will be the times that people will find nostalgic for our infant-like knowledge. All the information in the world can be discovered on a little device someone carries around in their pocket, but people are still clueless about how to use it.

Google is already trying to remedy this with Knowledge Graph, which is the start of a Star Trek like computer. People need to be taught how to use information and what it can do for them, rather than passively let it seep through their heads. The time to start is now.

Whitney Grace, February 05, 2013

Sponsored by ArnoldIT.com, developer of Beyond Search

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  1. The Future of Knowledge: Research Engines « simplybusinessresearch on February 5th, 2013 8:46 pm

    [...] Beyond Search provides a quote from neuroscientist Gary Marcus about search engines that appeared in Explore: Forget search engines. The real revolution will come when we have research engines, intelligent Web helpers that can find out new things, not just what’s already been written. Facebook Graph Search isn’t anywhere near that good, but it’s a nice hint at greater things to come. [...]