Google Search Results – Are They Drastically Changing?

The following infographic (scroll to the end) speculates how search engine results pages will appear in the near future as Google uses its gargantuan data resources to offer tightly individual pre-saved data targeted and user controlled returns  along with continuing advances in the technology of voice activated searches (Google Assistant).

To me it appears at once terrifying and exciting – Google may learn and know more about me than I know about myself, but I can feel confident that I won’t be marketing to people that have no interest in my product or service at all. We are moving into an age of more than just information at our fingertips – artificial intelligence is right around the corner.

*Three Laws of Robotics (or AI).

  1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
  2. A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws

*Handbook of Robotics, 56th Edition, 2058 A.D. ( from Runaround by Isaac Asimov)

What do you think? Do you welcome these changes?

Click the image for a larger resolution pdf version of the infographic.