Google can provide data sets that you’d neither think of nor be able to find elsewhere.

When you start typing in “actor who played”, Google helpfully autosuggests possibilities, providing you with a definitive, data-based

oh, what's his name ... wait, I can picture his face but ...

list of actors nobody can remember:


2 thoughts on “Unforgettable

  1. Google also serves as a gauge of the biggest concerns of our society. It’s particularly insighful if you start typing in open-ended questions beginning with ‘is’ and ‘how’. For instance, the top search for ‘is’ would be ‘is lady gaga a man’; the top search for ‘why’ is ‘why can’t I own a canadian’.

    I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t sleep well without knowing the answer to those…

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