Would you give up using digital maps for a year for $700?

A redditor by the name of Ars3nic has received an interesting question from Google's Opinion Rewards today: “Would you prefer to keep access to digital maps (e.g. Google maps, Apple maps) or go without access to all digital maps for 1 year and get paid $700?”

A curious question indeed. Although $700 is not that much, considering that you'll be earning it over the course of one year, it's still easy money. We're sure that an opportunity like this would send many people's eyes frantically rolling, like the reels of a slot machine, into huge dollar signs *Cha-Ching*. Opinions on Reddit are, as can be expected, polarized. It's like a game of “would you rather” and people are questioning everything up to whether Google is behind the query or not.

Still, it's an interesting hypothetical situation and it all boils down to how dependent you are on digital maps. Although the wording is a bit vague, we're guessing that the query is implying that you would not be allowed to use any digital maps service whatsoever. In other words, you're saying “bye, bye” to both Apple Maps and Google Maps, as well as all alternatives.. So, would you give up using your favorite maps app for one year for an easy $700? You can always go back to using paper maps, right? Right? Tell us in the comments below.



source: Reddit

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65 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Not a problem. Show me the money. In this case gimme the $700. ;-)

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's funny you're that desperate for $700.

16. rocketman1

Posts: 99; Member since: May 07, 2016

desperate? why desperate. $700 is a lot of money. be aware that people are from all over the world and $700 can be a huge sum to many. dont be a moron.

22. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

That's true. In the states though, that's not that much money to give up something for a year. Maybe if you were a kid who probably don't use maps much anyway.

40. Unordinary unregistered

If $700 is a HUGE SUM OF MONEY, then these people need to hop off this high end tech site and go start working, and less trolling.

52. Mxyzptlk unregistered

+1 for the truth. $700 is nothing to me.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It's funny that you're so hopelessly dependent on technology to get you from point A to point B. I bet you're the kind of person that cries for help if the escalator stops while you're between floors.

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Scott you kind of dumb to judge someone like thats. If escalator stop just look for the hatch open it and get out there is always some kind of ladder you can use to escape. Before those map its could take me twice the time to go meet 1 client. This tool make it possible to meet easily twice more client and make twice more money. So 700$ to loose half my yearly income? no thanks.

35. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm going to be polite and point out that you've simply confused escalators with elevators. escalators are moving steps. I'm implying that Mxyzptlk is incompetent to the point that he could't simply walk himself out of a situation that is typically ran by a machine. As for the rest of your statement, I will admit that there may be individuals out there that greatly benefit from having some digital navigation system for daily routine, but that doesn't mean that there are those that do not need it at all which is where Mxyzptlk stepped out of line by calling someone desperate for falling into the category of individuals whom do not not require Maps. And if you feel that I was unnecessarily rude to Mxyzptlk, then let me be the first to tell you that the guy is a heinous douche-bag in desperate need of a good flogging. I'm sure several people here will back up my statement.

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's called GPS you idiot. I'm the kind of person who would troll laugh you for angry driving, but then again you won't have to worry about that because you're riding the short bus.

58. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

..... You accuse me of riding the short bus, but you admit that you'd use GPS to find your way off the escalator? Ha ha ha! By the way dumb ass, the article as well as the survey question clearly states, "go without access to all digital maps for 1 year", and GPS system is a digital map. SMH, I bet you're not allowed to leave the house without a helmet protecting that delicate little head of yours.

29. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Its funny you don't have any sense of humor and you're such a jackass.

53. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's funny because I don't care about what you think, Podprick.

60. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Says he doesn't care yet replies. What an idiot.

50. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

I think this survey is to check if they should add fee's to google maps etc :)

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Even for 7000$ i would not stop using them. Best tool ever to navigate to all my meeting with business clients ( yeah i sell cellphone solutions to business )

2. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

They stopped sending me surveys.... Any idea on how to fix this? I used to get them all the time. I would debate on not using them for $700 though

3. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

You have to leave your basement once in a while. They like it when you actually go places.

10. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You're such an ass, Ha ha ha. But yeah, the more you move around, the more surveys they send you. Also make sure your phone settings permit location tracking.

17. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

MXY has no life outside PA ... What a shame! I guess he's out of toys to play with

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Does it require a forklift to get you to leave your basement?

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Nope, you're alone with that problem Mxy

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Nah, I just drive my Corolla. I keep forgetting you're a permanent passenger of the short bus.

59. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

No one gives a s**t what you drive apparently, the number of likes my insults are getting is only further proof of how much people around here think you're a douche bag.

61. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Thus far, I've made $80 using the Rewards app. :) I've been using it to buy LOTS of discounted albums off of Google Play. getting a rather sizable (LEGAL lol) music collection now.

6. Nutcase4u2

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

Make sure your Location is on at all times. This way you'll get more surveys based on the places you visit. Also, answer honestly. If you haven't purchased "Babies Dancing Magazine" in the last 2 months then say that you haven't purchased it. Otherwise they know you're lying and won't send surveys to get non-truthful answers.

19. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

It also ebbs and flows. Sometimes I will get a survey a day or two after about every restaurant or business I visit. Then sometimes I won't get anything for weeks at a time. Overall, I think they have paid me like 50 bucks for giving them information. Sure, it's not much, but for 1-2 minutes worth of my time it has been worth it.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Same. I used to get a ton of surveys. The app is inconsistent at times.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Give me $700 and I won't use digital mapping for TWO years... I'm a bloody pigeon cause the map of the city I live in is right in my head! G'Day!

5. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1259; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Not for 700$.. But if they give 700 million$ and 50% as advance, I will give a try...

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