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Google X? Google Launches “Solve for X” For Discussing Radical Ideas to Solve World Problems!
We have earlier posted an article on Google X Labs- the secret labs run by the giant search engine where its highly professional and skilled engineers and scientist are busy to complete next generation projects. Google is absolutely secretive about its “X Labs” and the projects being run under it as only a few employees of the company have a knowledge of its existence, and at least one of its engineers seems to be the former CIA executive.
Here at “Google X Labs” , the professionals have been spitted into two teams- the Mountain View campus and a top-secret location which are reportedly working over “100 Mind Blowing ideas,” from an entirely driverless car to the future hi-tech devices including smart fridges, light bulbs, and plant pots.
It is said that Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin is involved personally with the teams at “Google X Lab” and the researchers of this lab are quite free from working on Google’s core search business. It means Google has enough pretty bucks to support such kind of expansive research work at its secret lab.
Google’s well famous “20 Percent Time” strategy works at a good pace which asks its employees to spend one day a week for working on their personal projects; Reader and Gmail are the products of this strategy.
The team working on Google’s highly mysterious projects at its “X Labs” has many engineers and other researchers which the company has hired from many rival major technology companies and universities, such as Microsoft, Nokia Labs, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, New York University, and Stanford, many robotics experts in the country like Johnny Chung Lee-one of the engineers behind Microsoft’s Kinect.
With this prior knowledge and background, Google has just launched a new web site “Solve for X” which is said to be the site for facilitating some highly fresh and innovative ideas presented by the global thinkers and discoverers.
Web site introduces itself with the following words;
“Solve for X is a place where the curious can go to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems. Radical in the sense that the solutions could help billions of people. Radical in the sense that the audaciousness of the proposals makes them sound like science fiction. And radical in the sense that there is some real technology breakthrough on the horizon to give us all hope that these ideas could really be brought to life.”
The idea of “Solve for X” has been deduced from a YouTube video posted on the site, and it seems a project similar to a nonprofit group TED.
Though Google’s “Solve for X” is quite bigger in design but it is still very smaller in content.
Google’s Richard DeVaul, already told through its tweets and Google+ meassages, that the company had invited a few professionals to a “Solve for X” conference to discuss some big big ideas. Interestingly, DeVaul was once a scientist at Apple.
We “have had talks on transforming education, 5x improvements in agriculture through better decision support, synthetic biology and carbon-negative bio-fuels.”
He also told that the outcomes of this conference would be posted in the form of the videos and materials to a new YouTube channel, dedicated for the folks interested in Google’s high profile projects.
For example, Mary Lou Japsen-the CEO and founder of Pixel Qi Corpoartion, is one of the first contributors in “Solve for X” projects. She had pushed out a mind blowing idea of “Imaging the Mind’s Eye” ,which if converted to reality, would bring huge revolution in almost every field of life.
What if it were possible to literally take pictures of the mind’s eye? There is no doubt that if such an ability existed it would completely transform everything from how we communicate across language barriers, save our memories, replay our dreams, how we communicate with ourselves (psychology), how we communicate with computers (HCI), and on and on the list goes. The evidence is now on the horizon that taking these pictures is in fact possible and could be made within the decade.
Source: The Washington Post