Google your fortune, find a heart of gold

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 19, 2015 14:33 IST
Google Fortunetelling is a project aimed at creating an awareness on the ongoing migrant crisis.

Google has launched a fortune telling app that claims to 'predict' your future.

Users are invited to ask any question that they may have about their future while Google examines old search data.

"With our latest addition to Google we try to experiment with fortune-telling. Based on your previous search results and your profile, we try to make a good prediction of your future," says the app.

But, wait. It isn't that easy to know your future as it seems.

As you begin typing in the search box, these are the questions that pop up:

And when you click on 'predict my future', you are redirected to a page which informs that Google Fortunetelling is merely a campaign aimed at creating an awareness on the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe.

Users are encouraged to tell their friends about this campaign, check local initiatives or donate to one of the charities.

Europe is grappling with its worst migrant crisis since World War II with hundreds of thousands trying to take refuge in the continent after fleeing the four-year-old civil war in Syria and other conflicts in Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq and Libya.

The International Organization for Migration said on Friday that a record 473,887 refugees and migrants had crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far in 2015, including at least 182,000 Syrians - almost 40% of the total.

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