wwconnect - 9:34 pm on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I was just thinking that we are in a transitional period right now where Google is transitioning from a web search engine to an artificial intelligence. Maybe that shift from web search engine to AI began with Universal Search and integration of different vertical search engines. At some point Google will have enough information and data sources indexed(catalog the world's information) to seem omniscient, well not in a God sense, but with regard to human knowledge.
They would hope to pull the most relevant response from all information sources.
They aren't there yet by about 10 years. Until they get that good we have to deal with these #*$!ty SERPs that are no longer focused on giving us the most relevant web site results but aren't advanced enough to give us "Everything" results.