Interesting article about the future of search, in particular:
“Virginia Tech computer science professor Naren Ramakrishnan and his colleagues have developed a “creative discovery” search engine that also emphasizes the connections in data that a user might not know to ask about initially. Called “Storyteller,” it discovers connections between information that at first appear dissimilar — a sequence of events or relationships to create a chain of concepts between specified start and end points“
Sounds good, but the challenge involves scaling these systems. Unless they get sold to Google, of course.