I think I am a little behind here on the technology curve, but someone at Adobe showed me this the other day. I heard that this project was in work, but I never actually took the time to go check it out myself. So here it is, SearchMe.com a visual way to search the web. Enjoy! I am sure this technology will be bought by one of the big hitters eventually. I love how they used Flex and repurposed the cover flow UI that Apple has so generously introduced in their products.
Reminds me of this statement:
The greatest revolutions come not by the discovery of something that was not known before.
They happen when someone radically changes something that was always there
In this example SearchMe took something like a search engine (already known) and totally redesigned its use, giving users a new experience to a common task such as searching for something on the web. I like it, cant wait to see more experiences like this across the web.