4.13 “Death of Auto-Complete”

4.13 “Death of Auto-Complete”
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We’ve all come to rely on auto-complete. And everybody assumes it will always be there. But what if, one day, auto-complete died? Imagine having to completely type every word of your search queries without Google’s help. And perhaps this reliance is more insidious. Does Google fill in our missing thoughts? Also in this episode: a surprising comeback from a 90’s search engine, and a pervy shout-out to the powermoms.

Music/Sfx: Machine Court Theme by Rich Vreeland. In A Vat by Erik Hermansen and Jon Sonnenberg. All other songs from royalty-free music providers. Sound effects provided from various authors under Creative Commons license (Freesound attribution page).

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