There’s something mildly dispiriting about being asked to identify blurry fire hydrants, distorted crosswalks, virtually unidentifiable parking meters, and bent traffic lights arranged to look nothing like they do in real life. But hey, Captcha, officially known as Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, is simply doing its job.
The question remains why proving you’re not a robot causes so much irritation. No wonder people on social media are posting their daily Captcha struggles and finding many like-minded souls who feel like showing a computer you’re human is one heck of a mission.
So, let’s dive into some of the most painfully relatable examples below that prove that if you’re overthinking “select all squares with traffic lights,” you’re defo not the only one.