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Google You Fool

Aug 23, 2012

So I blindly punched in some none sensible characters into the Google search bar "6gsffeaq2d" and hit enter. As I expected I received the "No results containing all your search terms were found." So okay, but it also came up with "Did you mean: gsf fea 2d" oh yes, of course that's what I meant to enter, thanks Google. So of course I follow the revised spelling url and land on the same page, but now it asks "Did you mean: get tea today", so of course I follow the new suggestion and get a regular old results page with 597,000,000 results. That's a big jump from 0 twice up to almost 600 million.

So anyhow this little experiment has me thinking about the ways concepts, ideas, information in general can be altered and manipulated by individuals and become something entirely different, something that beers no resemblance to it's former self. Some examples that come to mind would be children, because a child is different from it's parent because of mutations, so every generation is slightly different than the last. Another example must be religion, in particular all of the controversy surrounding followers of the bible, debating whether stories in the good book should be taken literally, or just as guidelines about leading better lives and doing onto others as you would have them do onto you.

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