It's easy to view the technology we use every day as some kind of benevolent presence that exists only to help us. Conspiracy theory types would likely have you believe otherwise, and if you look deep enough into the inner machinations of the things you use online, you'll be tempted to think they're right. Here are three everyday technologies with hidden secret personalities.
3Google Chrome Is the Snarky IT Guy
Nobody enjoys talking to the IT department, mostly because the IT department, in turn, doesn't enjoy talking to us. The only difference is that, because our computer ignorance leaves us at their mercy, they get to express their disdain for us by way of snide quips about making sure things are plugged in and such while we just sit there and take it.
Apparently, it was one of those IT jerks who designed Google Chrome.
Note those last two bullet points. At some point, while this browser was being developed in a presumably professional environment, someone decided that a sassy remark about surveillance by secret agents and people standing behind you was needed in the information about incognito browsing. If your IT guy made this joke while he was talking you through some tense computer issue, you'd probably just unplug your machine and go back to using paper. But Google Chrome thinks you need it.