Google Wants To Save You From Spoilers, For Good
Google. the ultimate helicopter parent, is taking a stand in protecting all its beloved children from the one pernicious danger that lurks in various tabs across the internet: spoilers. According to TIME, the company was granted a patent that will track your viewing progress on your stories and provide helpful filters across the great, wide web to protect your eyes from information that you haven’t seen yet.
Spoilers divide happy homes and prosperous workplaces, turning pleasant neutral grounds into war zones, with hushed conversations about who got kicked off last night’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race” happening behind closed doors. Maybe this will save marriages, repair broken friendships, and protect the legions of viewers out there from seeing what happened on “Mad Men” before they’ve had a chance to watch it. The future! It’s here. [TIME]