The Google Paradox

Recently I have been writing down a few ideas with which I would like to write about because I find them kind of weird. Currently I have about 6 titles sitting there waiting to be filled with words but then I thought “Would Google give an answer to this question?”

Not to my surprise, it did. For almost every single one. And these were proper scientific answers with a dead end. For instance, one of my thoughts were: If you never cut your hair, what would happen? Like you see the weird people with the longest nails in the world, would you become somebody with so much hair that you’d need to carry it in a backpack? Sleeping with your hair as your duvet? It turns out the answer is no, the real answer is:

If you never cut your hair, it probably still wouldn’t grow to a point where you would be walking on it. That’s because each individual hair grows an average of six inches per year, and stops growing and is shed within two to six years.” (www.sharecare.com)

How boring.

But…that did get me thinking about Google. Is Google going to destroy the worlds imagination? We are one generation away from kids having grown up always having Google. I myself am bad sometimes when somebody says an idea more in a “lets have a fun conversation” kind of way and I instantly shoot them down with some boring fact or knowledge I probably saw on google. Will there come a time where Google has an actual answer for every question, kind of like Spock from Star Trek? Even if it doesn’t know, it will use all its sources of data to create an answer.

What’s the point in being able to think when Google thinks for you? My mission now is to search the depths of my mind to find even weirder so that even Google doesn’t want to explore the idea. Try it now, think of the weirdest question you can think of and type it in to Google, I bet it has a real, scientific answer for you.

It’s kind of weird….but I imagine it’s going to get a whole lot more weird in years to come.

 

Edit: Even the question “will google destroy imagination” in Google has an answer…I might as well shut this operation down now…

 

 

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