Where else to do pranks if not in places where there are always many people? On the Internet, such a site is the largest and most powerful search engine - Google. I must say that this company likes to celebrate April 1, or April Fool's Day.
Google even has an annual tradition of collecting the most creative and memorable giveaways. Below are some of the best Google April Fools' jokes.
Search system using special frames. This functionality was offered by the Chinese branch of Google in 2008. A human resource search option was offered. The goal is to make search results more reliable and relevant. The system is based on the work of 25 million Chinese volunteers who search for information around the clock. An important component was that Google assistants had access to both online documents and paper media. As a result, the search for any information had to be carried out in 32 seconds. The China branch invited all potential volunteers to submit their CVs for consideration by a special committee. Those interested, of course, were found, and Google admitted to the drawing.
Google TiSP is a toilet internet service provider. In 2007, Google announced the launch of its new project - TiSP, while at the beta testing level. It was free wireless internet at home. Those wishing to participate should have received their own TiSP package for self-installation. It includes: installation CD, fiber optic cable, wireless router, spindle and installation guide. The innovative system used GFlush toilet technology and promised wireless access to one of the thousands of TiSP access points via fiber optic cable plugged into the local municipal wastewater system. This is exactly what Google advertises. It was quite fun to read the FAQ section. When asked how Google can provide such a service for free, the company said its strategy is to analyze human waste. This enables the customer to place targeted advertisements on Google that are related to their health and food preferences. A witty joke, isn't it? The TiSP system itself looked like a bar. The free end of the cable had to be lowered into the toilet with a sinker. Further, when the water is drained using the spindle, the cable will begin to be pulled to the special sewer nodes. The router itself is equipped with a counterweight system that helps it withstand the force of the drained water, while remaining on the tank. For those users who might find this procedure difficult, it was suggested to use the services of nanobots. It was they who, 15 minutes after ordering the service, got to the client's house through the sewer and independently installed the equipment. Of course, going to the toilet while such smart devices are operating is not recommended, in order to avoid physical or mental injury.
CADIE is an artificial intelligence. In 2009, Google introduced CADIE, the world's first intelligent system. According to a press release from the company, it was able to parse users' incoming mail in Gmail, sending back a flawless and perfect response. And all this without human intervention. The Autoresponder system for Gmail quickly attracted interest. The sample responses were amusing. So, the system automatically gave consent to the proposals of spammers by sending the bank account number and password to it. Analyzing the letters of a girlfriend, the answering machine decided to break off relations with her, and to the teachers' questions about how things were going, an answer was drawn up about a wonderful vacation in Bali and about the termination of training altogether. CADIE also includes smart search for mobile devices, Google Chrome browser for 3D glasses, and the ability to add red-eye to photos in Picasa. Today the technology has its own blog and its own YouTube channel.
A look into the future with gDay. What will be in the future not given to anyone but God ... and Google! The Australian subsidiary in 2008 developed a revolutionary beta version of search technology that allows users to find web pages up to 24 hours before they are created. The system was named MATE - Machine Automated Time Extrapolation and became the basis of gDay technology. Using it on the website, you could get predictions of anything - the winning numbers of tomorrow's lottery, changes in stock prices, the results of sports competitions.
Pigeon rating. When creating a search engine, one of the key points was page rank, PR. This technology determined the relevance and importance of a web resource. The ranking ranged from 1 to 10. Most of us know that the system for ranking web pages was developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page. In 2002, Google reported that the PageRank system was actually a PigeonRank system. The success of PigeonRank rests primarily on the excellent learnability of the company's personal pigeons (common bluish appearance) and their unique ability to recognize objects regardless of spatial orientation. It turned out that an ordinary gray pigeon can easily distinguish elements with the smallest differences on the pages. This helps the bird to choose the right websites from thousands of similar ones. This is how Google explained the technology. The web pages that pigeons pecked at the most received the highest search engine rankings for keywords.
Romantic Google. In 2006, Google concluded that love is just another search for a solution to a problem. The company thought about this for a long time. And so Romantic Google was born. The system offered free dating. Here any user could leave romantic information about himself about finding his soul mate. A special "Soulmate Search System" received the task - to return only those results that theoretically include the user's soulmate. Only now the couples had to agree that for the duration of their relationship they would be constantly offered contextual advertising. The service's slogan was: "Seal your romantic hopes with Google!" The company wanted people to live happily ever after and with its contextual advertising.
Sip Google. In 2005, an entire revolutionary line of non-alcoholic drinks - "Google Sip" was supposed to be born. This hit was supposed to enable users to surf the Internet with maximum efficiency. The company said the drink will make users smarter, while also reducing their thirst. The drink comes in four delicious colors - ginger (with beta-carotene), purple (with grape glutamic acid), gray (with serotonin), and red (sugar-free free radicals). Google wrote: "Just think, a DNA scanner is built into the throat of a bottle, reading all 3 gigabytes of your genetic information in a split second. A personal hormonal cocktail is fine-tuned in accordance with the patented Auto-Drink technology. Selected stimulants will be able to optimize the work to the maximum. brain. "
Google MentalPix. Back in 2000, Google offered its users to search faster and more efficiently using the Google MentalPlex technology. It was announced that this search capability is based on proprietary intelligent algorithms. It took a dedicated R&D team 13 years to develop MentalPlex. At the same time, there was close cooperation with some reputable doctors of science in the field of parapsychology, artificial intelligence and the theory of probability. MentalPlex was the only search engine in the world that provided search results without the need for users to type in a query. Google supposedly read people's minds, understanding what exactly they wanted to find. The company provided recommendations to those who wanted to use the new service. Hat or glasses had to be removed, but facial hair, earrings and makeup were allowed. Then it was necessary to take a close look at the MentalPlex spiral on the screen and mentally imagine an image of what was to be found.
Translator for animals. One of the recent Fools' Day Google celebrated really funny. Many people were deceived by the news that the world's first animal translation service has been developed. Google created a special Android application to help people communicate better with their pets. The program could translate animal sounds into human speech. It has been reported that the language of dogs, cats, horses, sheep, hamsters, turtles, birds, rabbits, chickens, pigs and guinea pigs is already recognized.
Copernicus Center. In 2004, Google posted a bogus ad that the job required highly skilled engineers ready to move to a new job. Candidates must be prepared to survive in the face of limited access to modern conveniences such as The Sopranos, fat-free soy latte and stable oxygen supply. Google's new Copernicus Research Facility (GCHEESE) was supposed to be based on the moon and ready to open in 2007. Some questions to the candidates were: “What happens to the rating system in the immediate vicinity of the black hole?”, “Will spam continue to flow forever?”, “How far can the boundaries of the world wide web be expanded?”, “Can it become an interplanetary instrument? ". This joke has become truly original! It should be noted that although Google never conquered the moon and vacancies at GCHEESE were never opened, the company still sponsors the lunar program. A $ 30 million prize has been announced for the private company that will be the first to successfully deliver a robot from Earth to the Moon.