Monday, November 10, 2008

Google suggestions

Today's internet population has burning questions they're not afraid to share with the googolplex -- who else would you ask why Asians don't shave, or what it means when your poop is green? Bon appetite.

In retrospect, it's positively terrifying to even begin to imagine what newfound power Google has over you with this query of yours.



Note that 'Why don't buses have seatbelts?' (correct spelling of plural of 'bus') has only 100k hits, but same question with 'busses' has over a million. Hmm.

Also I laughed at "is it OK to eat snow". Reading these questions feels like playing the sims with real people. Here you are, on the face of the future, more advanced, more in touch with comprehending the fabrics of reality around us than ever before, and all you wonder is "Why don't buddhists eat garlic." It'd be hilarious if it wasn't so damn depressing.

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