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Ten years ago this week, Google Street View launched, offering panoramic views of locations all over the world. As the tech giant continues to debut new projects, The Onion highlights some of Google’s most ambitious ventures to date:

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The Pros And Cons Of Quitting Social Media

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How Smartphones Have Changed Our Lives

  • Real-time access to thousands of scathing reviews of local Thai restaurants

  • The game of Scrabble now unburdened by the stranglehold of the physical realm, as it was always intended to be

  • People around the globe can connect instantly with any other person who also thought it was well worth $400 hardware plus monthly data plan costs to bear this burden in their pocket every minute of every day

  • That weird thing where you think your phone’s vibrating when it’s not

  • Owning a mere flip phone with the same computational power used to send astronauts to the moon makes you a luddite

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