Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | 8:27 AM
London has long been considered a global centre for design and innovation. Google UK partnered with the London Design Festival, a ten day event bringing some of the world’s leading designers and visionaries together to discuss the future of the planet.
Our own Google visionariy, Dr. Astro Teller, Engineering Director of Google X, joined the festival live from California, via Google+ Hangout. Google X affords an opportunity for top researchers to take a high impact technology vision and bring it to the world at scale. Much of the group's work is still in the very early stages, but the lab is already known for its technology moonshots like self-driving cars and Project Glass’s computer animated eyewear.
Astro spoke about Google’s culture and ambition to take Moonshots; audacious projects that aim to solve global problems. “Our goal is to create things that are massively positive for the world,” Teller said.
Moonshots may sound like science fiction. But Teller and his Google X colleagues are showing that what may sound like science fiction may end up solving enormous global that affect billions of people.