Whether you like it or not Google has always been an innovator and they prove it on a regular basis. This time they have wow'd their users and the scientific community with a surprising new Gmail feature (Google's free online email) called "Gmail Custom Time." You are probably asking what it is. Well, it's a controversial feature which allows users to custom date emails. "Gmail Custom Time" utilizes the Grandfather Paradox to physically change the time in which people receive your email. In other words you can send an email today, April 1st 2008, and send it as far back as April 2004, which Google has designated as the furthest date in which an email may be sent.
Ever had anyone breathe down your neck for [life experience here]? Undoubtedly!
Thanks to "Gmail Custom Time" many of life's stressful little deadlines can now be ignored and I for one applaud Google for the courageous implementation of this new feature. Unfortunately some critics have cited this feature as being dishonest, unethical, crafty, deceitful and/or fraudulent and maybe to some extent these critics have a point, but what is a little white lie compared to the peace of mind that "Gmail Custom Time" can provide to its users. Besides it isn't as if Google is allowing people unlimited use of this feature, you will only be able to use "Gmail Custom Time" ten times per year. Google claims that if people were able to use this amazing feature more than ten times per year it would cause people to lose faith in time. They released this equation as a scientific explanation:
N = Total emails sent
P = Probability that user believes the time stamp
? = The Golden Ratio
L = Average life expectancy
If you are curious about Google's newest feature you can find information on the Google Gmail Custom Time page, you will be able to find all sorts of information as well as user comments.