Love, the international language.
It was supposed to be the proposal of a lifetime. A part-time farmer in Germany decorated a field with the eternal question of togetherness, “Will you marry me?”, only to have the stunt reach the entire globe of social media as the result of the omnipresent and vast framework of Google maps.
Possibly a deliberate act as an inside joke between software engineers and cartographers at the galactic headquarters of Alphabet Inc., or most likely simply an inadvertent quirk and glitch, which is a testament to the expansive infrastructure of the most involved and aggressive mapping campaign in the history of humanity.
Collective sources around the internet are hinting that the farmer formulated an ambitious plan to construct the impressive proposal, and have his fiancée discover and read the message through the use of a drone. The inexplicable inclusion of the tantalizing image on the Google maps platform, may be more about the current societal trends, and not merely a coincidence influenced by the corporate politics of the tech world.
On Valentine’s day, the insurmountable truth that the younger generations do not value privacy, is only highlighted by the fact that millennials and Generation Z actually relish in a boisterous display of digital peep shows. So intrepidly feverish is the instant gratification driving the 15-second news cycle, that individuals are demanding 24-hour comprehensive social media coverage of their lives. If one can manipulate the billions of public cameras or surveillance technology from the vast electronic corporate conglomerates to indirectly and literally catch someone in the act, the more endorphins are released. That is nature of the Easter egg game of intrigue.
After conducting a brief research project, the internet is littered with sites that are dedicated to uncovering some of the bizarre treasures on the global mapping platform, including aforementioned wedding proposals, laughable moments, and a cavalcade of human indiscretions. The massive undertaking of Google’s mapping empire is providing end users with a different perspective on the world from the top down.
The dedicated campaign of the farmer to win the ultimate prize of affection turned out to have a happy ending and a hopeful beginning, as the fiancee said “Yes!” in accepting the offer of marriage. There is no word yet whether the master of grand scale marriage artforms plans to build a message of engagement for the whole world to see through the eyes of the Google hierarchy.