2 January 2011

Can a Google search give us any psychological insight in to what people think of something? That is certainly a subject for someone's Doctoral thesis, if it hasn't already been done. Natalia Buckley, a design student at Goldsmith's College, University of London, has certainly given us insight in to what people think about robots in this short animation.

What she does is enter the word robots and then suffix it with the letters of the alphabet.  Interesting enough but this gets more so when she adds first the word are and then the words will in to the search.

You may want to pause this more than once (as I did) to see what results she got!  Going by the results we have very mixed feelings about our robot friends.  Is there a collective noun for schizophrenia?

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