Searching Images & Sounds

Imagine how much the Web will be revolutionized (and I’m sure that others have) when search engines can search images. Still pictures. Videos. And sounds. Basically it’d be some phantasmadupercollossal tech that “looks” and “hears” incredibly fast, recognizes what it sees, labels and categorizes everything in its memory, and makes it all ready for instant finding. I’m thinking people would really move beyond reading and writing, as Stephen Jobs said, and start drawing and PhotoShopping even more. Maybe a new kind of visual language would arise. Maybe this would then lend itself to scanning the content of our brains, which do a lot of thinking and imagining in ways beyond text.

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