What if a photograph could be, in of itself, a search query?
A photo could be uploaded and links with descriptions fed back based on what the algorithm detected the photo to be. The perfect match might tell you who an unknown person is, or when the photo was taken. Perhaps it could detect and reference location based on skyline patterns or landmark geometry. Perhaps similar photos could be be fed back, giving say, more photos of the same person or place.
What if our Voice communications, like IP telephone conversations, were recorded and indexed and could be searched like emails are with Gmail? Not in a "big brother" sense, but say for mutually accepted and practical reasons. I think of business conversations, teleconferences, and presenations.
It seems so rudimentary, so simple, but its very powerful and some might say frightening: When everything is completely digital, it can all be, at least theoretically, indexed and searchable. It's certainly not out of the realm of possibility that algorithims could be developed to do it. That kind of index would really be worth more than a thousand words.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
In one of the funniest, laugh out loud bits I've seen in a while, Conan O'Brien begged Google to buy his show too last night. He said the creators of YouTube were just 20-somethings with soul patches and bongos, and that he wanted some of that 1.6 billion "scratch" too. His reasoning -- YouTube has a bunch of funny yet ridiculous video shorts ...and so does his show! He then played a few that were hilarious. (I so wish a tuner card hooked up to my PC) His offer price for the nationally syndicated late night NBC show: $44,000. La Bamba comes for free.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Computer company Sun Microsystems has announced that they are going to conduct online press conferences in the virtual world of Second Life. This comes after their CEO, Jonathan Schwartz has announced his request to the SEC for permission to disclose & disseminate official company info via his blog. Business/Tech Journal Red Herring has a good piece on why this is a major shift for the way public business information is distributed.
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