By: Carina Liebmann
How many times does a meal time discussion involve the solution “Google it”? I’m guessing this has happened to you most of you. In fact, research shows trivia questions are most often googled at meal times on smartphones, involving Google in social settings. This reminds me of a less technology driven version, dinner time discussions started at my grandparents’ house. Dinners always end up with someone pulling out a book about the given topic so they can look up information to end a debate. Compared to that a click of a smartphone is pretty simple, but Google wants to be even more seamless with the conversation it often finds itself a part of. One idea is to have Google constantly listening and updating what is displayed on screen as conversations move along. In a few years, Google may become a constant dinner guest, even hanging as a screen by the table joining in on discussions. Google Glass, already in the making and predicted to be available in 2014, uses a tiny computer in a pair of glasses.
How many of the most common trivia questions asked on Google do you know? Try them here Just don’t cheat by googling them.