How do you see search working a decade from now?

How do you see search working a decade from now? - answered by Matt Cutts

Matt's answer:

Bluge from London in the UK asks, “How do you see search working a decade from now?” Great question, hard question. It’s hard to predict two years in the future, let alone 10. You know I’ve seen people who are trying to tweet using their brainwaves. And it takes like 20 minutes. Will we have a brain connection? I don’t know. I don’t know if Larry and Sergey were joking when they were talking about hooking Google up as a brain add-on. But you’ll probably have devices that are with you all the time. That will look like cell phones, but a lot more capable. You’ll probably have a lot of your information in the cloud. The idea of having it stuck on one particular client or machine won’t make a lot of sense. I think we’ll be searching a lot more data. And probably if you’re willing to tell a search engine more about you, or let the search engine know more about what you like or don’t like, the search results will be a lot more relevant. So I can imagine the type of personalization that’s really really useful, based on your location or the previous things that you clicked on. I think search is gonna be interesting. I’ll be really curious to see how it looks a decade from now. My hope is Google will still be helping users when that time rolls around.

by Matt Cutts - Google's Head of Search Quality Team


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