With the New York Search Engine Strategies Conference in its final day, the search news this week has been quietly dominated by Yahoo and Ask Jeeves. One of the themes at this year’s SES conference is Blogging, Public Relations and the Media. In light of interest in Blogs, the media and search, we are pleased to bring you this spot of infotainment.

A somewhat disquieting eight minute short film made by a psychology student at the Georgia Institute of Technology is being passed around SEM related forums today. EPIC2014 offers a short history of how advances in search technology effected mainstream news reporting. As the film is set in the future year 2014, much of the “history” is speculative though the pre-2005 history is accurate.