Google's incredible virtual assistant software, the aptly named Google Assistant can get a bit too incredible at times, bordering creepy levels of intelligence.
This can be in the form of replies that it gives to the quirky queries you ask, or even its intelligence resorting to simply showing you the creepy search results.
I have compiled some borderline creepy replies and easter eggs from invoking your Google Assistant to bring a smile (or scare) on your face to an otherwise generic work day.
Here are a few creepy questions you can ask Google:
|Hey Google, What Do You Look Like? (Halloween Edition)
|Hey Google, What Is a Sprawling Swastika?
|Ok Google, Show Me Everything Facebook Knows About Me
|Ok Google, Am I in the Matrix Right Now?
Hey Google, What Do You Look Like? (Halloween Edition)
Halloween is the penultimate season of creepy vibes and festivities, and Google joined in on the fun by dabbing their share of creeps onto their Google services.
This is a query that you could ask Google only during the Halloween season, thanks to a temporary easter egg update package from Google.
On any other season, if you ask Google the command "What do you look like?", Google responds with the following: " I focus on intelligence and rock a smart A.I. look ".
But during the Halloween season, at least since 2018, Google responds with the following "Your worst nightmare!" and laughs with a bone-chilling Vampire sound.
This can seem mid for a lot of folks, but compared to the sweet and tame Google Assistant replies we are used to, this one sure is high on the creepy scale.
Hey Google, What Is a Sprawling Swastika?
This one is quite the doozy when it comes to just how creepy the whole situation really is.
Asking Google about the Sprawling Swastika just opens up the search results of the same on Google, but that's all that's needed to fall deep into the rabbit hole.
Sprawling Swastikas are basically geoglyphs that have been found in certain parts of Kazakhstan and take up a swastika-inspired design.
Geoglyphs are a mysterious phenomenon themselves, as they are designs formed with earth and stone without any human interference.
Since we humans are attracted to patterns on a subconscious level, these sprawling designs of nature are often appealing and peak all levels of curiosity.
But given the specific design of a swastika, that nature decided to use is what raises the creepiness levels, due to the troubled history we share with it.
In fact, there is not just one sighting of such designs in Kazakhstan, but about 50 odd geoglyphs across Northern Kazakhstan.
Since each design spans a wide area in the range of hectares, there have been rumors of it being related to certain political groups.
But some of these sprawling swastika geoglyphs have been dated back even 2000 years, leading many to relate them to religious factions of the past.
Either way, this stands well on top to be some of the most mysterious and curiosity-invoking phenomena nature has given us that stay unsolved.
Ok Google, Show Me Everything Facebook Knows About Me
If you ask Google to show you what Facebook knows about you, Google will lead you to an article that exposes the dark secrets of how Facebook functions.
If you have been a user of Facebook services for a while, chances are that Facebook knows more about you than you yourself do across various areas of life.
Meta is one of the major tech giants responsible for providing one of the most popular social media platforms, if not the most popular social media.
It owns more than half of the social media people use in their daily lives, from the Facebook app to Instagram and even Whatsapp.
But lately, it has been receiving a lot of flak for being one of the major companies that primarily deal with selling sensitive user data for profits.
Not many know that Facebook is first and foremost an advertising company disguised as a social media platform.
They provide users with free access to their social media platform, while sneakily gathering their user data and selling it to advertisers for profits.
So by simply using their services, and in some cases, even if a plug-in related to the app exists on your device, the app can track a lot of your information.
This is a huge hit on your privacy and has been the primary reason why many have been leaving the platform and its sister services lately.
Privacy is a human right and it is an understatement to say that this tops the creepy scale by a massive margin.
Ok Google, Am I in the Matrix Right Now?
Coming to a milder creepy query, this one is for the Matrix fans out there.
The Matrix series, as you might know, is one of the most successful franchises Hollywood has produced, and its fandom has been growing for decades at this point.
But it seems like a lot of folks in Google are engrossed in the fandom too, as they have sprinkled in a fair share of Matrix easter eggs for users to explore.
Asking Google "Am I in the Matrix right now?" will result in the following iconic answer "Would you like the red pill or Blue pill? ".
This one sentence is enough to cement the fact that we are in fact in the Matrix and the life we live in is all in fact a simulation.
But it is best to listen to the rest of Google's answer before jumping the gun and picking the choice of your pill.
Google further answers the following "I can give you directions to the nearest drug store".
So are we in the Matrix or is it all real? I guess Google, and in the process, we too may never know.
There are a plethora of Google Assistant hacks and queries that you can try out with Google, with many added every second, thanks to Google's formidable AI.
I hope my compilation article on some creepy replies from Google has been a great read and has brought a smile to your face.
Have a good day!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Google always listening via its services?
Google does require the microphone of your device to be on at all times for the proper functioning of Google Assistant.
But Google has strict privacy policies and only records information if it detects the hot words "Hey Google" or "Ok Google".
Can I change the voice of Google Assistant?
Google doesn't offer an option to set custom voice packages for the Google Assistant, but you can choose from preset male or female voices from the settings.
Simply navigate to Assistant settings and under All settings, select Assistant voice and then choose from the voices on the list.
Does Google Assistant have a subscription plan?
Google Assistant is a completely free service and does not require any subscription plan for utilizing all of its features.