Monday, October 24, 2005

Search Finds a Nerve to Rub Raw

Search Finds a Nerve to Rub Raw: "Updated: When is too much information way, way, way too much? When it's creepy.

Internet search technology may be getting too smart for its own good, says Michelle Weil, co-author of the book 'TechnoStress.'

Bleeding-edge search products no longer have to be told what to do. There's a growing number like Watson 2.0, from Chicago, Ill.-based Intellext, which, on their own, selects keywords from a computer file you are working on.

Technical marvels, no doubt. But Weil and other mental health experts believe modern-day search products are going to deeply affect people suffering from technology-induced stress. "

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