Autocomplete can be a boon or a burden.
A boon when you can’t remember the whole words, but do remember the first couple of letters. A burden when you don’t pay attention and just click away and find you’ve clicked on something appalling by not checking, or sent someone a message about smelling delicious farts instead of smelling delicious tarts.
You know the sort of thing.
What the map-loving
pervs folks over at The Land of Maps did was type in “Why is [state] so. . . ” to a Google search box and then let the autocomplete gremlins take over from there.
What Google does, in its infinite wisdom (all hail our future overlords), is to complete the sentence with what its algorithms deem to be the most likely next word.
So, for instance, when I type in “Why is [North Carolina} so. . . ” to the Google search bar, I get back the sentence “Why is North Carolina so cheap?”
Which makes pretty good sense, actually. Good question.
According to io9, there are only 19 states with unique autocomplete descriptions courtesy of Google. North Carolina is one of them.
These are the others.
Rhode Island: Small
New Jersey: Bad
Not all of them make perfect sense, but they certainly do feed into the sense of each state.
Didn’t know autocomplete did stuff like that? Well, welcome to the future, dude. We’re glad to have you here.
Or, according to Google autocomplete: “We’re glad to. . . be of assistance. Although, I’m not sure we really are.
It looks like we might have to consider making a new book because Google only gave us “A Dude’s Guide to. . . ” babies as the second choice. The first autocomplete choice? “A Dude’s Guide to. . .” manhood.
Aw, yeah. I can feel the manly manliness of my manhood already.
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