We’ve all experienced the irritating phrase “Are we there yet?” on a long road journey with kids; in fact, we probably did it ourselves when we were young.
Now Google Maps has come up with the perfect response to that same question when using the latest version of their software on mobile technology, and it’s pretty much what our parents said to us at the time.
Watch the video above to see it happen live. Please note this only works in Google Maps V9.12 and above.
Using the latest version of Google Maps, go into navigation mode and tap the microphone, then ask the question, “Are we there yet?” The response of the robotic voice is that you should arrive in so many hours and that many minutes.
If you then ask “Are we there yet?” a second time, the app responds, “No.”
Say “Are we there yet?” a third time and you get the same rather terse response, “No.”
The fourth time is usually the charm. As you ask the Google Maps app, “Are we there yet?” yet again, you get a really classic response. At that time your virtual guide has reached her limit, it seems, as she then threatens you.
“If you ask me again, we won’t stop for ice cream.”
According to the Mirror, little surprises like this one have been placed in the technology by Google and have been dubbed “Easter Eggs.” These little treats have been built into several websites for your entertainment — as long as you can crack the code.
— Benito Mendez (@elton_bra) July 24, 2015
Among the little Easter Egg gems inserted by the search giant, this is a fun one. Head to the Google search box and type in the words “do a barrel roll” and watch what happens next, as the Google Search screen does just that.
Another fun one is to search for the word “askew.” Not only does Google offer up the definition of the word but the screen also tilts slightly (or goes askew).
For those pondering and seeking “answers to life the universe and everything,” the search giant’s calculator comes up with the cryptic response, “42.”
In a similar vein, searching for the phrase “once in a blue moon” (meaning very rarely) comes up with another calculation, “1.16699016 × 10-8 hertz.”
On the subject of Google Maps and Google Street View, the Inquisitr reported recently on how the Street View camera caught an armed robbery in progress in South Africa. While there were no arrests at the time of the robbery back in February 2015, police are hoping that images of the attack, now being shared widely on the social media, might go towards solving the crime.
[Image: Screengrab from YouTube video]