How Google lets you see into people’s minds

Part 2 in a series. Click here for Part I: Why Google is the (hilariously) perfect social experiment

A few weeks ago I posted about how Google suggestions provide valuable (and hilarious) insight into the public mind. All the embarrassing questions we are too afraid to ask end up on the internet, allowing programmers to read much of society’s thoughts. What do people want to know? What are they afraid of? Do Pokemon or black people exist? Google’s search suggestions offer some fascinating results. Here are five more of the most amusing and revealing patterns.

5. TV and video games seem real

Most kids eventually learn reality is far less imaginative than cartoons and video games. Even so, some of us need a quick Google search to erase our doubts. Does any one else secretly wish they could have a Pokemon?

One can only hope

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4. Science class has failed us

I know all those fancy scientists have said the Earth is round, but it sure looks flat to me. Also, what in the hell is the sun doing looking at me all day? Damn that nosy bastard.

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Funny Google Suggestion Social Experiment Hilarious Crazy Weekly Show Black People Exist Questions Crazy Funny Stupid

3. We’re all worried about our jobs, our health, and how they define us

It’s scary to realize that our jobs dominate our lives, and perhaps even scarier to learn that they drug test. We also want to make sure that Taco Bell fits into our gluten free diets. Apparently, people think it’s okay to go to Taco Bell while on a diet.

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2. At the end of the day, most of us want the same things

It can seem doubtful at times, but most of us ultimately want happiness, peace, and security. Though extremists and politicians dominate the news, many of us have the same hopes and fears.

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1. Oftentimes, we just don’t get it

Isn’t it Mr. Wiki Pedia who comes to film for the YouTubes?

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Funny Google Suggestion Social Experiment Hilarious Crazy Weekly Show Black People Exist Questions Crazy Funny Stupid

So…pretty crazy, right? These suggestions offer valuable insight into people’s minds. Are these crazy? Unsurprising? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. As always, please like, share, or reblog this post if you enjoy it. That small click really helps me out! Be sure to check me out on Twitter and Facebook as well. Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to subscribe for new content every Wednesday! IT’S FREE!

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Other related articles:

Top 10 Funniest Google Suggest Results (Mashable)

Google’s 15th Birthday: 15 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know (Telegraph)

The 5 Worst Anti-Science Companies and Offenders

Blindsight: The Mysterious Condition that Allows Blind People to See

How to Look Back in Time (Actually)

 

Comment question of the week

What’s your favorite/most telling Google suggestion? Which should be included next time?

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