What if Microsoft Word made a squiggle line under factually incorrect statements, like a spell-checker for facts?
That seems to be a possibility, if Gilad Elbaz achieves his goals. And there’s no reason to think that this brilliant mathematician couldn’t do it. He’s made himself (and Google) a fortune by asking questions that others might find ridiculous. One of his most recent questions:
“What if you could spot any error, as soon as you wrote it? Factual is definitely a new thing that will change business, and a valuable new tool for computing.”
I’m going to keep my eye on Elbaz and his company, Factual. But I’m certain that like Elbaz himself, Factual will have a very meaningful impact on all of us, even if we aren’t aware of the the causal agent that made it possible.