Do you remember the Amazing Kreskin?
If not, you're just a young'un. He went on as a guest on TV shows in the 60's and I think he later had his own show where he did his amazing things. He read minds and showed the world examples of his uncanny ability to know the name of the card you were holding. Very tame stuff compared to what the illusionists and magicians do on TV today.
Well, I'm not blogging today on whether or not you believe in a sixth sense, but cyberworld has an interest in your ability or your lack of it. You see, search engines depend on words and images that correspond with what you are searching for. OK, so maybe it's not as much as the ability to "know" as much as it is a command of words and language.
Anyway...I digress. As a person with MS, I often have trouble finding the right word. I know it..it's there on the tip of my tongue, or it's on the tape and I'm waiting for my brain to rewind. This troubles me. Damn...I did have an English major with an Art minor. I'm well read. Now I have trouble remembering what I just read.
This website caught my attention. http://www.espgame.com/ It's run by Carnegie Mellon and they use the results from us playing the esp game with other gamers online to better understand what words we use to describe the pictures they show. This information is used to help search engines find just what it is we are looking for when we fill in the blank with just a word or two.
I warn you! The game is quick and addicting. After finishing one game and seeing the results you are hard pressed not to play one more time. But on the bright side, think of it as a cognitive excercise to keep those synapses ungunked.