For example, I've recently been Googling for information on Dingle, Ireland. All I have to type is d-i-n, and presto:
My computer senses my need and supplies the answer. This saves so much time, and boy, do I love to save time. I'm the type who would rather hang 15 full grocery bags all over my body and struggle wheezing and gasping up the front steps than make two or three trips to the car.
Today I caught myself fantasizing about how incredibly great it would be if Auto-Fill and Google could team up to assist me in everyday situations.
What if I could conjure up a giant Google box to appear over my head every time someone started to ask me a repeat question? Before the first words were out of their mouths a list of possible questions would be supplied and they could simply choose the right one and hit Search.
I mean, imagine. This could really come in handy at work.
GOOGLE SAYS: Down the hall, to the right.
Thanks, Google Auto-Fill! That saves me an hour a day right there. How can you assist me at home?
GOOGLE SAYS: Don't count on it.
(Magic 8 Ball says: Plagiarizer! I'll SUE YOUR ASS!!!)
Wonderful. I suspect this could be useful for everyday social situations, too:
GOOGLE SAYS: Why don't you make up your own answer? That's more fun.
Google! Your tone is deliciously snarky today. I like it.
This would also be fabulously handy when you've just crashed into a wall or coffee table in front of your husband for the third time in under an hour:
GOOGLE SAYS: I think she just doesn't watch where she's going. Better check that bottle of Viognier, though.
I'd have to adjust the settings to ensure that my own personal thoughts and questions are not broadcast for all to see. I mean, what if I start to think, How do I get a rental car in Ireland? and suddenly the question How do I get rid of body odor? pops up? That could be rather embarrassing.