LifeinAsia - 11:54 pm on Sep 11, 2008 (gmt 0)
Somehow I don't think that even Google's data centers could handle constant searching from every human on the planet.
One far-fetched idea: how about a wearable device that does searches in the background based on the words it picks up from conversations, and then flashes relevant facts?
What do you need data centers for? Just sit Cliff Clavin (from Cheers) in front of a monitor. All the words could be flashed across a monitor, and he could just start speaking about them. Throw in a decent speech-to-text program, and you'll all set!