Google Creates Fake Fortune Telling Website to Help Refugees. Trying to predict the future is fun, as everyone is curious about their future. People visit different fortune tellers or palmists to predict their future. From quite some days “Google Fortunetelling” website has been viral on the social media.
The website promises to predict the future in order to make an important statement about a population whose future continues to be less and less clear. But it has some other reason behind it too.
Google Creates Fake Fortune Telling Website to Help Refugees
Google Fortunetelling Screenshot
The site that is not related to the search engine, entices visitors to ask a question about the future. As a user starts typing a question, the Google Fortunetelling page starts to auto-fill the question bar with a preset list of questions.
After users select the given questions they are taken to a page that states,
“Of course we can’t predict your future!”
The real intention of the site isn’t fortune telling, rather it wants to draw user’s attention to a serious issue.
The site explains:
But 60 million refugees ask themselves every day if they have a future at all. So we used a fake Google site to get your attention because apparently you were interested in your own future. Please take a moment to think of their future.
Jort Boot, one of the makers of the site told Inverse that:
“We started this campaign because we wanted to create awareness about this big problem in Europe. We tried to let people feel that their own future at this moment is not more important than the future of a refugee.”
This is indeed a good cause as most of us want to know about our own future. We should think about those refugees who might not even get proper food or other basic necessities. The only things that come in their mind is will they ever be able to meet their family. We never know our single good deed can make someone’s day.