Nothing mind-boggling about this. Just an observation I made tonight….
Back in the day, getting an answer to a simple question in Google required the following steps:
- Type query
- Click ‘Search’
- Scan results
- Click best result
- Find answer
(sometimes the answer is in the results, making 4 and 5 unnecessary)
Question: What date did Facebook launch?
Answer: February 4, 2004
Then Google started giving answers above the search results, eliminating the need for you to leave the page or even look at the results.
Question: What’s the temperature outside right now?
Now, for certain questions, I can get an answer without even looking outside the search bar.
Question: Who sings “I Want It That Way”?
Answer: Backstreet Boys
Is that the limit? Has Google brought answers as close to the search bar as they’re going to get?