The mystery of the supposed Google barges is no closer to a solution. At this point, it’s not even 100 percent confirmed that Google’s actually involved, much less that the barges contain an invading force of Singularitarian shock troops (our pet theory).
We do know that the Coast Guard has paid one of the San Francisco structures a visit. However, they refuse to say what, if anything, they know about the floating riddles. All a spokesman would tell the San Jose Mercury News was the drive-by was related to neither fire nor medical emergency.
However, we do have an idea how this how the scene played out. Betabeat’s best guess:
Coast Guard: “Trick or treat!”
Coast Guard: “Haha, we’re just kidding. You know, we like to have fun with it.”
Coast Guard: “Big plans for the weekend?”
Coast Guard: “Us neither. So are you guys gonna tell us what’s in there, or are you just going to keep standing there with your arms crossed?”
Coast Guard: “Well, at least it’s Hump Day!”
Coast Guard putters away as Googlers watch silently from the edge of the barge before turning back toward the enormous construction project.