The name of this filter doesn’t have much to do with God – well, it could, but what I’m really referring to is a God Filter as the ultimate filter of everything that hits my eyeballs.
The God Filter is like God. It sees all. It knows all. It understands what I want and what I don’t want. More importantly it knows what I don’t want.
I want my computer(s), phone, and anything else to never show me certain things. I want the God Filter to take control of my entire online experience and never show me some things I don’t want to see.
The God Filter would immediately kill anything attempting to reach me through my browser, email, comments on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, StumbleUpon, and everything I use on the computer or phone.
I say phone because I’m often checking email, reading RSS feeds and now checking Facebook on the phone – so the God Filter will work there too.
Just for starters I would program the God Filter to kill anything attempting to hit my eyeballs related to the following:
- Ashton Kutcher, Oprah, Jane Fonda, Bush, Clinton,
- 1,000,000 Twitter followers
- tea party
- Jesus; bless, in god’s name, praise, evangelic, evangelism, or anything related to these faith-based terms.
- MLM, multi-level marketing, ponzi, pyramid scheme.
- Obama dog, presidential dog
- Thaksin Shinawatra (Thailand’s ex prime minister)
- tv, television, LOST, soap opera, sports, basketball, football, Well, I’d list every sport except: triathlon, biathlon, bicycling, running.
If I get an email from a friend and he uses the phrase “praise be god” the God Filter would recognize this as a trigger phrase and intelligently replace it with something that makes sense and keeps the flow – but spares me from reading that phrase. Maybe it would change to, “That’s cool!”
Ok, I’ll not spend anymore than 10 minutes on this – as it’s just a fantasy, too impossible to have something like this at the moment. Even just God-filtering out every piece of information in the list above would make me SO happy because I’d never see it. I’d never have to read a title in my RSS reader or see in a Google search result something with the subjects above.
I wonder how much time I could save with a fully enabled, custom-programmed God Filter…
Can someone put on their thinking cap please?
I really want a God Filter.