Mar 14 AT 3:56 PM Dustin Earley 19 Comments

Google X labs set to unveil next discovery soon

Google X Lab generic Image via: Amy Loves Yah with Creative Commons

Google X is a wonderfully mysterious place. A secret lab managed and used by some of Google’s brightest minds, it’s the home of modern moonshot thinking. A house for ideas that completely abandon judgement and limitations. Already responsible for a wide array of projects, like Glass and driverless cars, Google X is getting ready to unveil its next discovery in the coming month.

Speaking at SXSW, Google X’s Captain of Moonshots, Astro Teller, touched on what it’s like to work on ideas at Google X, and again touched on the philosophies that Google X was founded on. We’ve heard it several times before, but it bears repeating. The folks working at Google X really are dedicated to changing the world around them. “You have to have a group of people dedicated to throwing almost everything away,” in Teller’s words. Countless ideas are developed at Google X, but only a select few ever become a reality.

The most recent big project to see the light of day is Google Glass. Which in a short amount of time, has gone from pipe-dream-esque alpha hardware, to a robust, promising piece of wearable computing. Glass has nearly become a household name, and it’s not even available to the public yet. Some may try to invalidate Glass’ real world usefulness, but there’s no denying it’s one of the most innovative pieces of consumer technology to come out in the last five to ten years. Google’s driverless cars are another Google X creation that is impressive to say the least.

There’s no telling what Google X will unveil to the world next, but Teller says that it’s coming soon. Within the next month, we should see what Google X has ready for us. The only thing Teller would reveal is that it’s not a space elevator, capable of taking human beings into outer space.

The next couple months are going to be intense for Google and its fans alike. Next month Google X is set to announce something big, and the month after that is Google I/O, where we’ll presumably see Android Key Lime Pie and the successor to the Nexus 7. What are you most excited for?

Source: Gigaom

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • uknowme

    Google is awesome! Nuff said.

    • some internet dude

      The next Apple and Microsoft rolled up in one company.

  • wyatt

    i’m not excited about any one product as much as i am just plain excited. i want multiple new product announcements. i want new android, on a new device, that will integrate with new devices (think the q), and run on new fun software.

  • Mark

    Could this be Andy Rubins secret robot project?

  • aranea

    It’s probably gonna be related to Android as Andy Rubin switched there.

    A new wearable tech with bendable electronics will be great.The next step after the glass.

    • Dustin Earley

      When I first read this, I read it as, “beardable electronics.”

  • duface2

    Plot twist: it’s Google Reader.

  • jamal adam

    These days, they are cooking up a lot of great things and with Andy Rubin joining them, I can’t wait for what they will announce. Google is powering innovation.

  • vforvortex

    i hope it is something that revolutionizes healthcare and reduces cost. That would really help our $16 Trillion deficit. :)

    So lets see, we got driverless car and now google glasses. Next up is… a robot servant?
    Maybe a supercomputer that can be implanted in body and uses body’s energy to run instead of batteries and that google glass connects to via bluetooth.

  • thel0nerang3r

    I hope the driverless cars take off. I would love to go to a bar, when leaving get on the passenger side of the can and tell it to go home. The stuff of dreams.

    • clocinnorcal

      Johnny Cab!

  • donger

    Their plan to rule the world?

  • Random guy

    I would like to see a “mind control interface” where you could navigate devices by just visualizing what you’d like it to do. This would certainly revolutionize the way we use technology but would complement the glass project very nicely.

  • Donnieace

    Skynet? Haha, just kidding. I’m very excited to hear what Google is up to next. My gosh, I love technology.

  • ty

    It will be iron man… or Google man.

  • Nathan D.

    Can’t wait!

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