Google Inc (GOOG): The Company’s 5 Most Secretive R&D Projects

When you hear the word “google,” your mind goes straight to the search engine. However, not many of us now that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is actually involved in many research projects, which, in case of success, will totally change the way we look at things now. To do the research on these projects, Google has created a secret facility, Google X Lab, or Google X. The facility is thought to be located somewhere in Bay Area near San Francisco and is overseen by Sergey Brin, one of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s co-founders.

Some of the projects, which are developed in the Google X facility, are well-known and the information on them is made public and intensively mediated. At the same time, there are many rumors and speculations about several projects on which Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) might be working. However, as the saying goes, there is no smoke without fire, so there is a probability that Google might actually be working on them.

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Other projects are revealed by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), but are actually April Fool jokes (Google likes to do that). The most recent example is Google Nose, revealed on April 1, 2013. According to the company, Google Nose “leverages new and existing technologies to offer the sharpest olfactory experience available.” But who knows, maybe soon we will actually have computers which will be able to smell and taste items of our choosing. But still, these projects prove that Google is an ambitious company and one of its goals is to invent the future.

Recently, some reports in the media said that Google is working on another project that may be revealed very soon. Until then we should take a look at the projects which are currently on the table, according to speculations. Even if some don’t end up coming to fruition, the ones that do represent some true masterpieces of technology and engineering.

We have compiled a collection of five projects on which Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is working, or could be working on, according to rumors and various media reports.

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