Google. You know it as the tech giant with the colorful logo, the cute mascot and the creepy, privacy-invading ad tracking scheme. It seems like Google spends most of its time cataloging world wonders on Street View, building weird new Lego-like smartphones and designing those fun "doodles" for its home page.
The reality is Google has a lot of plates spinning, including Android, YouTube, Fiber, search, research and development and much, much more. The most intriguing? Immortality.
Google X is a quasi-secret division of Google whose only mission is to invent crazy, brilliant, science-fiction technology that others might consider impossible. Its projects are called "moonshots." It sounds like something out of the latest Marvel comics movie, but it's real.
Already Google X is responsible for Google Glass, smart contact lenses, a free global Wi-Fi network of balloons and much more. The latest moonshot we're hearing about is new magnetic nanotechnology that could eradicate all disease, including cancer.