Google's getting some major changes done to its current headquarters; changes that will facilitate new experiments and testing. As reported by Mercury News, the company is planning a major makeover in the form of a massive 120,000 square foot “Google Experience Center”, right amidst its current headquarters. This experience center will be constructed to include a private museum and a secret test lab for their brainstorming and experimenting sections. Naturally, a secret test lab will not be open for public viewing, and this one will only open its doors for a few invited groups and guests who are important to Google’s upcoming range of products and services. One of their new products that might be tested out here, may include the ‘@home’ brand, which is loosely based on wirelessly streaming music and data to household devices. Another project that is going to be a part of this new test labs, may include ‘Project X’ that seemingly includes precision optical technology.
In terms of management and profiling, Google co-founder, Sergey Brin is going to be the head of Labs and there are high chances that Google’s upcoming Solve for X project might be hosted out there as well. Currently, Project X is located at the centre of Googleplex and has a few rare items to boast about. There’s argon, a plasma cleaner that removes contiminations and arcane optical coating. All this might just sound mumbo jumbo for now, but as we know with Google, this has the potential to be one hell of a technological breakthrough. Now, for the financial part. The construction of this massive area will cost around 120 million dollars. That’s a lot of money, because that’s just for the place. The funding for the experiments carried out will be a cool few extra million dollars. The center may also have an RF screen room that will be used for for product development and wireless testing. High on the priority list is also Google’s efforts to manufacture a driverless car. You know they’re planning something big. Something that hasn’t been done before. To create stuff that has never been created before. It’s intriguing to see what the end results will be.
Publish date: February 13, 2012 10:53 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:35 pm