Well folks it's here, the future that is, Google Instant.
This year the amount of info on the internet will exceed 1 zettabyte. Thats 1 million times all the info in all the worlds libraries, or so says the Google employee on their info page.Thats a massive amount of information to look thorough just to give you your favorite cookie recipe.
The novelty of this way to search is that you can recognize a search with just a glance much quicker than you can type it out completely. Google claims that it can save 2-5 seconds per search.
Here are some quick facts about Google Instant from their website::
- Before Google Instant, the typical searcher took more than 9 seconds to enter a search term, and we saw many examples of searches that took 30-90 seconds to type.
- Using Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.
- If everyone uses Google Instant globally, we estimate this will save more than 3.5 billion seconds a day. That’s 11 hours saved every second.
- 15 new technologies contribute to Google Instant functionality.
A few other facts of note:
zettabyte (ZB) = 10^21 or for the tech savvy: in binary 2^70 = 1 sextillion wiki