People have curiosity, or they did. I read that showing people do computer searches (Googling) is a novelty that has worn out its welcome, so why bother showing it? Maybe for you and that other fellow (AB) asking questions and following threads and doing hypothetical thought exercises is a waste of time
You misunderstand. I simply meant that including references to things outside the story is a common occurance, and perfectly fine. It gives the impression that the world is bigger than what you just see in the movie or series or novel, and that's a good way to immerse the viewer or reader.