March 4, 2011 at 1:07 PM ET
What if something went really wrong the next time you tried to make a Google search? What if the "I feel lucky" button refused to work, the search bar started yawning, and every search term got jumbled?
A project called Sloppy Google will show you what that would be like.
According to TechCrunch, the project's creator, Yuin Chein, an MFA at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design, wanted to show us what life would be like if Google were a sloppy, lazy, rude person who entered all our search queries for us:
What if searching – the everyday digital routine of our lives is somehow different? What if Google is represented by humanistic operators who type in keywords and submit search request for you? In contrary to auto correct your spelling, it messes up your search results by misspelling your keywords; it yawns at your face just like a careless customer service agent would have done to you. Having a lazy Google is surprisingly comforting to some! Machine isn’t perfect, it makes mistakes, and it needs rest just like everyone of us.
The result? A search for "cute kittens" turned into a search for "cut kittens," "love songs" turns into "lov songs," "vampire story" into "revamp roy," and so on.
You can check out the Sloppy Google search yourself by heading to this site, but we have a hunch that you'll rush to switch back to the real thing very quickly.