This weekend will be the first trial of Gmail’s new Mail Goggles product! Users who sign up can no longer stagger in late on a Friday or Saturday night and send emails they later regret because the mail provider will demand they take a sobriety test.
People trying to email at potentially inebriated times will be faced with messages like: “It’s that time of day. Gmail aims to help you in many ways. Are you sure you want to send this? Answer some simple math problems to verify.”
Of course, if you are more likely to be boozy on a Sunday night, you can adjust the settings to provide maximum protection against drunkenly emailing ex’s, bosses and your mother.
I will say this for Google, giant firm seeking an online monopoly it may be, but giving free time to its engineers and mathematicians to allow them to come up with their own products is genius.
Just need them to fix drunken text messaging issues next!