I was visiting The Parents today and, seeing my mum rummaging around in the cupboards, I commented that she spends more time searching than Google. Aside from the light this casts on my skewed perspective, it quickly kicked off a train of thought.
Ideally, rather than rummaging around in the cupboards, garage and attic for items (or querying my dad) she should be able to google for it. This would clearly involve actually indexing the contents of the house continuously. An image of T.O.M., the robot from the classic 80s cartoon, Bertha pinged into my head at this point.
He’s already got the colours and the right sort of look. I can see him systematically going through the house, opening drawers and indexing the contents as soon as he is released into the house. Thereafter, he can just follow my mum around noting any changes and answering queries.
If he could also replace the half-dozen remote controllers at home that would be grand too.
Maybe something for Google Desktop 4?