The Future of Internet Search: It's Mobile and Looks Cool

The Future of Internet Search: It's Mobile and Looks Cool

Taryn Williford
Sep 10, 2008

It's not amazing to be able to Google search away from your desktop set. Blackberrys, iPhones and the other smart phones can do it effortlessly. But there's still room for improvement, you see. If this is the future of internet search, sign us up. This concept from PetInvention is pretty amazing, and apparently not too far off.

A see-through tablet allows for all kinds of innovative extras to your average search engine: A touch screen, built in camera, scanner, WiFi, google map, google search and image search all in one device.

When you see a building through it, you can get the image search result right on the spot. Choose a building and touch a floor and it tells you more details of the building.You can use it when you want to know a car model, an insect name, what kind of food is served at a restaurant and how much, who built a bridge, etc. It's got a scanner built in, so you can use it when you want to check the meaning of a word in the newspaper, book, magazine, etc.

We especially like the furniture-placement feature! Our future selves can't wait to get our hands on something like this.

It's apparently not too far off, as Microsoft Research has developed a prototype that does something very similar.

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