Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"In the beginning, God created the world and the world of the living room"

This is too good not to share. Google Scribe (Google's web-based word processor) has added an auto-suggest function. Except with a twist: not only does it try to guess what word you are typing, but it also tries to guess which word comes next. And then the word after that. And after that. String them together and you can get some truly bizarre results.
  • The Prophet Muhammad said that the company is working on a new fast direct download service.
  • LOOK OUT FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES correspondent.
  • We're sorry for the delay in the onset of the disease.
  • Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest of the three major credit agencies.
It's basically an electronic Ouija Board, or maybe some sort of Information Age robot oracle. For the most part its proclamations come out sounding a bit like a paranoid schizophrenic:
  • A large number of people who are not in the same way as the first step in the formation of the first and second ends of the earth and the other is a more detailed description of the King of the Hill Country of Texas at Austin and the Federal Reserve Bank of India and the United States and Canada.
But sometimes its says things that are downright eerie:
  • Kim Jong Il and his son were killed.
Anyway, you should go play around with it.

(thanks for this, Dan)


  1. Some of my results:

    In 2016 the President will be the first to review the privacy statements of Web sites you visit.

    Somewhere over the rainbow bridge and the other is a more detailed description of the preferred embodiment of the present.

    These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise and the Environment Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    The humpty dumpty back together again and again and I will be able to get a good job.

    The true date of Christ's return is not filed within the time frame of the video signal.

    The Jersey Shore is a reality that is not the case.

    Dinosaurs were the dominant species in the genus of the family of the late John Adams.

    The secret of happiness is a warm and friendly atmosphere and the ocean is a very good alternative.

    Oracle at Delphi said it was a good idea to have a good time.

    If only there was a significant difference in the lives of the people who are not in place to ensure that the information is not available for the first time.

  2. There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief on the cross for our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness and sin no more.

  3. You've been accused of a crime and the fear of the unknown and the unknowable and the other.