There are some pretty novel search applications beginning to shape up. One of the more novel applications is in experimental mode at Microsoft. This new technology would make it possible for a consumer (buyer or seller) to take a picture of a house with a camera phone. Then that image could be used to search a web based database for more information. Imagine a consumer taking a picture of house and then getting inside pictures, price or last sale price, specs and other information, right there on the spot!