Google has always been at the cutting edge of innovation, be it their search algorithm, maps, or the then-unbelievable space on Gmail. But Google’s now stretching its wings beyond the internet, and working on projects with far reaching implications. These 10 Google projects could chance your future.
1. Project Loon
Google hopes to send internet to areas of the world where it is currently not readily available. To do so, they plan to launch weather balloons which hover in the stratosphere and send wireless signals to devices below.
2. An army of robots
Google has only gone and purchased a handful of robotics companies which are working on everything from robots with emotions to armies of robots ready for combat!
The company is working on a project which could provide the key to human immortality. Teaming up with Dr. Arthur Levinson, Google is working on ways to slow down the human aging process.
4. Google Contact Lens
This is not, as you might expect, the successor to Google Glass. In fact, this would be used to monitor the blood sugar levels in diabetics without having to puncture the skin to draw blood.
A self levelling utensil which would be invaluable to sufferers of Parkinson’s disease.
Google is also working on space exploration after recently purchasing an airfield at NASA to begin development, testing and training.
‘Makani’ is a project which is essentially a wind turbine in the sky and Google hopes could generate electricity. It means that turbines wouldn’t take up so much land space.
8. Project Ara
Google is leading the way with plans for the modular phone – a device which would be fully customisable with replaceable modules. And you thought apps were cool!