It's the April Fools' joke for everyone who's ever been asked about the weather and responded: “I don't know. Go look out a window.”
Search and tech industry behemoth Google took the unofficial April 1 holiday as an excuse to debut “Google Cardboard Plastic” — the ultimate virtual reality experience.
Google, which really does have a 360-degree virtual reality player made out of cardboard called Google Cardboard, called Plastic: “A device that lets you see things the way you truly see them and experience the world your way.”
The joke device is, as you probably figured out, merely a clear plastic box you wear over your face.
“Technology that's as powerful as you are. But not any more powerful than that.”
Of course Google wasn't the only company playing April Fools' jokes with plastic. The U.K.'s Macfarlane Packaging introduced the “Bubble Bumper,” a system to wrap your car bumpers in bubble wrap to eliminate dings and scratches.
“Our pilot tests have proved a success and we're already looking to extend the range to include a bubble wrap sleeve to cover a whole car. We just need to resolve the issue of driver visibility but we're working on it!” the company said in its announcement which was: “designed and launched to coincide with the date of 1 April.”
Run across any other plastic-themed April Fools' jokes? Feel free to note them in the comments.