Imagine this: Having the power to search words and ideas in a database containing five million books across the centuries. Playing with Google Labs’ NGram Viewer may be more than just fun and you can get amazing ideas from the collective works that enriched our lives over the years – with five hundred billion words. Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show you this and more in another inspiring talk from TED.com. Is a picture really worth more than a thousand words? Think again.