…and not a T-Rex as we suspected
Following protracted speculation as to what Google’s mystery boats moored in San Francisco and Portland would house, an answer has finally been given.
And, contrary to popular belief, it is not transporting prehistoric predators. Instead, the floating properties will provide interactive space to let people engage with new technologies. A Google spokesperson announced the use to end weeks of rumours that the venues may be used as giant data centres of showrooms for the new Google Glass.
This is not the first time that technology has been linked to nautical exploits. The Blueseed project, a cruise ship to be positioned in international waters some 12 miles off the San Francisco coast, will house start-ups in a co-working and co-living environment. Entrepreneurs and start-ups will be brought together beyond the jurisdiction of the United States to innovative and explore new technologies.
The Google Barges continue to be shrouded in secrecy, with government inspectors being silenced by confidentiality agreements. It is expected that the two water-bound work spaces will be used to offer access to some of the new technologies that Google currently have under construction.
Google’s property portfolio continues to grow, with the King’s Cross HQ recently receiving approval. The ‘ground-scrapper’ will provide approximately equal square footage to the iconic Shard building, with facilities including a natural water pool and roof-top running track. Plans were recently put on hold, however, as the internet giant announced the plans lack ambition.
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