How exciting would it have been just to Google search and peep into your future? Well, you can do so with a new website called Google Fortunetelling. But before you get all excited and visit the website, here’s a heads up, it’s a fake Google site, and doesn’t tell your future, instead informs you about the bitter realities of the plight of about 60 million refugees. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
Just when you start typing your question, the ghost inside the fortuneteller takes over asking you a question, “Where can I find a safe place?” While you can’t type your own question, you go ahead and click on predict my future. Boom, it takes you to a page about refugees and the crisis. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
Of course, there’s no way to predict the future and with the Google Fortunetelling initiative, the makers want to create awareness about the current Syrian refugee crisis. The site says, “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.” Also Read - Honor phones to come with Google Mobile Services: Report
“With this project we want to create awareness. We need structural solutions on political level for this growing European problem. Please feel free to donate your time, money or love and spread the word,” the site reads.
The site not only offers options to view images and videos of refugees, but also lets you check the local initiatives or donate to a charity. That’s not all; the site also urges you to spread awareness on social networks through Twitter and Facebook.
While the project is not backed by Google, the search engine giant has in the past run a similar initiative. Also, this fake website comes just weeks after Google launched a ‘Crisis Info Hub’ on October 23 for helping the refugees. Either way, it’s good to see that someone is taking an initiative to contribute and help refugees. To learn more, you can visit betagoogle.com