How I answered 41 of Google’s Toughest Questions

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  • enable content creators to publish videos as a paid content and taking a provision from sales,
  • introduce paid accounts for powers users who need better upload speeds, a lot of storage space, very long videos or publish a lot of content each day — pro features,
  • introduce patronage for content creators with a small provision for YT,
  • paid features like custom domains, customization of embedded players — per feature payments.
  • identify hazard,
  • turn on a warning system — voice commands (multilingual if a building is a tourist attraction or a office space), lights, sounds,
  • stop the elevators and open its doors,
  • unlock all the doors,
  • show directions that guide people to the safe exit and emergency assembly spot (or safe spaces of floors, buildings) — those directions need to be visible through the smoke, at night,
  • direct people to the nearest staircase that can fit a given number of occupants — always give secondary exit,
  • if fire, turn on the sprinklers,
  • highlight equipment (fire extinguishers, first aid kits, smoke masks, wheelchairs, etc.) and shutoffs locations,
  • provide floor plans with evacuation routes in form of leaflets on the routes to emergency exits — with some example scenarios depending on a hazard that happened,
  • design staircases so that people are safe on them — fire resistant walls, doors that can be closed to protect from fire, but are not locked, more space to allow people queueing to walk down.

“It depends” is the most common and true answer to most of the questions.

16. If you could only choose one song to play every time you walked into a room for the rest of your life, what would it be? — Associate Account Strategist Interview, March 2014

  • 400 years would be a minimum that I can travel (so I do not see any results of forthcoming events in the near future — like for matches end, who is the next president, how companies perform economically),
  • I could visit only random places and never those related to my past (good part is that those places can be outside the Earth, like colonies on other planets),
  • I would never know from what year or place the broadcast comes from or who are the people/creatures starring,
  • there would be limit for broadcast time (f.e. max of 45 minutes) and number of travels per month.
  • matching a common patters of specific people could help in detecting frauds or to secure certain types of transactions;
  • not displaying ads and increasing font can help elders to comprehend the interface better;
  • allowing more time: increasing volume of signals, longer slot highlights.

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Łukasz Tyrała

👨‍💻 Designer by profession. 👨‍🔬 Scientist at heart. 🕵️‍♂️ Researcher by passion. 👨‍🏫 Teacher by call. 🧟‍♂️ Writer by ignorance. ✏︎ @lukasztyrala