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Google's Opinion Operator, Circa 2009  (View post)

Teodor Filimon [PersonRank 3]

Thursday, September 21, 2006
17 years ago5,464 views

Hmm, i get only normal results for your query..

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Teodor, maybe you set the year in your time machine to 2008 instead of 2009 by accident?

P.S. Read the post title again... ;-)

Teodor Filimon [PersonRank 3]

17 years ago #

Should have made a :) up there :)

Peter van der Graaf [PersonRank 1]

17 years ago #

Filimon: Philipp said in the Title 2009, but he got my attention as well!

Good viral or did he get the inspiration from something real? What is it Philipp?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Not at Google until 2009. But already online...

... Standpedia is the social encylopedia for beliefs and opinions.

Ryan [PersonRank 0]

17 years ago #

Philipp you forgot some of the more fun ones, like the problem of evil, and pascal's wager...

man.. i knew that philosophy minor would come in handy somewhere.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Milly [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

Quite likely :).

Did you photoshop the 'New!' "Music" link for temporal realism too, or are some people already seeing that? Ironically this works too: [music:is there a god?]

Milly [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

But by 2054 (maybe, a little ahead of schedule) the mighty Google will brook no such counterpoints to that particular question. Instead it will simply display :-

"Yes, now there is a God"

Why? We can ask Google that too: ["Yes, now there is a God"]"Yes,+now+there+is+a+God"

"Answer", a short story by Fredric Brown (1954):-

[ Dwar Ev ceremoniously soldered the final connection with gold. The eyes of a dozen television cameras watched him and the subether bore through the universe a dozen pictures of what he was doing.

He straightened and nodded to Dwar Reyn, then moved to a position beside the switch that would complete the contact when he threw it. The switch that would connect, all at once, all of the monster computing machines of all the populated planets in the universe--ninety-six billion planets--into the supercircuit that would connect them all into the one supercalculator, one cybernetics machine that would combine all the knowledge of all the galaxies.

Dwar Reyn spoke briefly to the watching and listening trillions. Then, after a moment's silence, he said, "Now, Dwar Ev."

Dwar Ev threw the switch. There was a mighty hum, the surge of power from ninety-six billion planets. Lights flashed and quieted along the miles-long panel.

Dwar Ev stepped back and drew a deep breath. "The honor of asking the first question is yours, Dwar Reyn."

"Thank you," said Dwar Reyn. "It shall be a question that no single cybernetics machine has been able to answer."

He turned to face the machine. "Is there a God?"

The mighty voice answered without hesitation, without the clicking of single relay.

"Yes, now there is a God."

Sudden fear flashed on the face of Dwar Ev. He leaped to grab the switch.

A bolt of lightning from the cloudless sky struck him down and fused the switch shut.]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

The Music service is new in 2009 :)

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