Search Engine giant Google has unveiled a new site for a radical new idea. They are using the new platform “Solve for X to figure our radical solutions to radical problems.
Google launched the TED like site to be a forum for users to come to with a three prong approach. Identify a big picture problem, propose radical solutions and then try to come out with a breakthrough technology to fix it.
The Solve for X website says,
“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 project is believed to be linked to Google X. Google X is the company’s top secret innovation lab where they really have come up with some crazy ideas that just may change the world. There are rumors of driverless cars, web connected appliances and moon elevators.
Google runs the Google X labs like the CIA, mysterious and secretive. There is supposedly a Google X lab at the company’s headquarters and another at an undisclosed location.
Rodney Brooks, a professor emeritus at M.I.T.’s computer science and artificial intelligence lab said,
“They’re pretty far out in front right now. But Google’s not an ordinary company, so almost nothing applies.”
Does Google Solve for X interest you?
Check out a video on the Solve for X project.