Google Rumored To Be Working On Improved Mobile Search Functions, Wants To Answer Questions Before You Ask


It’s no surprise that Google has taken the preliminary steps to get to know you a little better, but now it is taking things to another level by potentially answering a question before you ask. That’s right folks— Google is potentially working on something that pre-guesses what users are likely to be looking for and pings an update before users will ask the question. According to Technology Review, Google is trying to get an understanding of the needs of its users as they go about their normal lives. Essentially, this new technology would be even more dependent of a user’s GPS and would assist in making all the little things just a wee bit easier— like telling users how many people are lining up to buy their sandwiches at the local supermarket. So in essence, as users go about their normal day, Google will begin to pick up on the habits and give you answers before you ask. Cool? Definitely. Scary? Absolutely.

The fact that Google is possibly working on this enhanced technology all but points to one thing: Google clearly has its vision of the future for Google Now… one with an enhanced search experience. The scary thing is it’s going to be here— whether we like it or not.

source: Technology Review
via: Gizmodo

About the Author: Roy Alugbue

Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • Tony Hedges

    Oh Roy, you are such an old worry-guts! If you don’t like it, vote with your feet and buy yourself an iPhone!

  • GraveUypo

    yeah… i’ll just keep doing what i do and feed as little information about me on the internet as possible…

  • banjoonmyknee

    “…whether we like it or not”

    Please, Google Now itself is OPT IN, not opt out. Stop with the hysterionics.

    • Nudo

      Well said :)

  • Tim Glaser

    I really don’t understand why everyone is always ‘oh scary!?!?!’ when they hear about this stuff.

    Don’t play with Google Now if it bothers you. The rest of us will enjoy moving forward into this new century.

    I feel like we could look back on this as an achievement that is a huge step forward for the century we are in, like the car or flight, or the internet itself.