Wolfram|Alpha is Live

(Rudy Rucker is a guestblogger. His latest novel, Hylozoic, describes a postsingular world in which everything is alive.)

Six weeks ago, I interviewed Stephen
about his intriguing new online tool Wolfram|Alpha. And now Wolfram|Alpha is live. Give it a try…it's not exactly a browser, it computes facts and images based on the browser data that it retrieves, and presents the new info on web pages it designs on the fly.


If a word isn't in the Wolfram|Alpha database—like the word "Boing"—the answer you get may be a bit of a surprise. But the expectation is that over time Wolfram|Alpha's abilities will grow.