Google X Lab to unveil a "moonshot" later this year

Google X Lab to unveil a
Google's X Lab is sort of the focused incarnation of Larry Page's "iterate fast and break things" philosophy of development. The X Lab is where you find the most ambitious products, but also the most secretive, because failing is an important part of the process. Now, head of the X Lab, Astro Teller, has teased a new "moonshot" coming from the team later this year.

Although, the term "moonshot" could be interpreted a number of ways, it seems to us to just be a reference to the rumor that the X Lab was trying to build a ladder to the moon. The rumor was completely false, but the idea of "shooting for the moon" became something of a "mascot" to the team, according to Teller. The only information that Teller would give on the project is that it is "related to control systems". 

Other than that, he just said that Larry Page told the team when he approved the project to work so fast that they "break 5 prototypes". That's quite a pace.

What do you guys think Google X Lab could be working on?

source: The Next Web

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24 Comments

1. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

well, google innovates so it could really be anything, it's really difficult to guess.

2. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

maybe some big laser gun that can shoot and destroy the moon (or asteroids). maybe google with all that money is going to take over the world and become Dr evil. just kidding..

13. Secondhead

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

and maybe google will make a system that can erase our memory and make us their worker with no paid

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

HAL9000

7. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

is it the computer from space Odyssey? my friend called it halal 9000

4. metal

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

A time machine

9. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I think they already have that one. they have travelled to the future and brought google glass from there

24. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

:O :O :O

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The problem with google is that they don't need to focus on "innovation" yet they should focus on improvements in their existing products and services before moving onto new ones.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

they focus on improvement of existing servicevices: Maps, Android, gmail, chrome nexus... hut hey you are here for the hate so I dont know if its even worth talking to you

10. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

they trying to create weapon that will take Mxzyp out of this world without anyone realizing that, as they got enough of him.

11. Peter27

Posts: 233; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

in fact they going to shoot him to the moon. from there the name moon shot

17. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

The irony is strong in this one.

18. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

they have thousands of employees that work on improving existing products, and they have plenty extra to work on new things

22. Zero0

Posts: 592; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Wrong. Innovation is their business. It is the alpha and the omega of Google's existence. If they stop innovating, they lose. They'll drop out of the forefront like so many tech companies before. Google has enough resources to multi-task. They can simultaneously improve what they have _and_ come up with new things.

6. JewBakaUCFG

Posts: 176; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Google IUD? :-p

12. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

My guess is universal voice control for all our toys. PC, phones, tablets, tvs, car, stereo, etc. Sounds a little far fetched but I'd love to see an easy to integrate solution.

14. MartianMe unregistered

Nah I say they're working on robots for the army or domestic to help around the house.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

IWell my geuss have too be a google telescope

16. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

My guess will have too be a google telescope. Sorry my keyboard is screw up

19. doc3pac

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

maybe its google earth but for the moon and they wanna get the dark side photographed. maybe the term moonshot has absolutely nothing to do with the moon at all. only time will tell

20. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

X phone

21. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Low light photography?????

23. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I know!! Google X Underpants???

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