Today’s search engines draw the most relevant information to our attention…
No they don’t. They present what they think is relevant not what is the most relevant. That is a significant difference.
and as more data become available online, the importance of search engines will only increase.
Possibly. People may well start to shun them in favour of more local sources and ‘word of mouth’. Bigger is not always better.
In the future, people around the world will likely look for new ways to identify the authenticity of online information sources.
But above you just said search engines will be more more important? Isn’t the job of a search engine to identify authentic sources?
The man who said the above? Vint Cerf. He works for Google. So his answers can’t really be seen as independent can they?
Top quote: That includes the ads that Google are not putting on Youtube? Relevant?
Bottom quote: Google already vets results, already exclude sites and already instantly promote sites. So they would already say their results are as good as they can currently get. Maybe we’ll have http://auth.google.com where we can check a site owner’s web browsing history (so that’s what they do with images from Perfect10), his Checkout record, his newsgroup posting behaviour. Because when he says people will be looking, what he means is Google is working on it right now.. and we all trust Google don’t we? I’m sure people in China trust their results.
That guy may well be important in the history of the internet, but right now he’s Google to the core. Given he’s an employee of the evil-free company should he be? Sure he should chant the mantra but the above is just a bit too far.
And this is amusing:
As an example: it is already a challenge to watch videos posted on the BBC website in 1997.
Imagine trying to watch the same video in 100 years. Or in one thousand years.
Google will be fixing global warming and the widely agreed time that oil will become scarce in 2050 then?
The latest measurements confirm that the world’s oil and natural gas supplies are running out too fast. At some time between 2010 and 2020 the world’s supply of oil and gas will fall below the level required to meet international demand.
The US government is aware that we are about to endure a disastrous international energy shortage. According to Dr James McKenzie, a senior member of the climate change programme at the World Resources Institute in Washington, USA: “That’s why we went to war in Iraq.” The Insider
A thousand years? I don’t think so.
Search engine propaganda.