Today on the CBC I listened to a conversation about how icons may be used soon to search the web instead of words. It makes sense, imagine if you could just select a few icons or tiny images to explain what you are looking for. No more typing words and searching databases for documents that might have those worlds. The new search is visual first, both to define the search and select it from graphically enhanced databases. Words are failing us in search, but it seems there is a better way.
You don’t need to define an image with an icon, the system does that for you. The new visual communication technology understands images. It reads the picture, the video and the text to deliver a match. You pick you icon, a boy on a bike and immediately it grabs information from pictures , videos and graphics on the net. Add more icons location, purpose, colour, fashion, style- all represented by icons. It may seem a crazy but highest education is studying this and finding it highly applicable to all sort of agendas.
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