TheMadScientist - 5:34 pm on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
The whole web copied and held on ultra-fast servers all over the world with near-instant updates. All sorts of diffent search algorithms provided ... The searcher could fine tune his or her favourite algo
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The whole web copied and held on ultra-fast servers all over the world with near-instant updates made to results [caffeine]. All sorts of different search algorithms provided [personalization]. The searcher's algo is fine tuned every time they make a query or click on a result [one right answer].
Oh, and goodbye SEO too
^ That's where Google is going and they're not 'broken' or missing things right now. They have a long-term plan they're working with and to go from where they were to 'one right answer' for a query they have to 'narrow things down' from 1,000,000+ results served to all users for a query to 1 personalized 'answer' for each individual user. It takes quite a bit of time to get enough info in the system to do it, but they're definitely on the way as far as I can tell.
IOW: I don't think your [meaning superclown2's] post is 'far fetched' at all, because I'm already seeing something very similar to what you [meaning superclown2] posted happening ... In fact, you [meaning superclown2] fairly accurately described 'The Future of Google', in my opinion.