In Brief

Google's Chief Economist, Hal Varian, shares his views on the future of search in the next decade.

Ever wondered what the future of online search would be, say, ten years from now? The following is an excerpt from an informal conversation between Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight fame and Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian, where they discuss the concept of a “Google Implant”- a user interface that would allow a person to browse the Web simply by thinking. While this doesn’t suggest that Google or any other organization is actually working on such a technology, it could be something that a lot of people desire, to be able to have such a ‘thing’ inside you that will make you into a cyborg who is plugged to the web at all times.

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