For the past few weeks the media has been buzzing with Google’s latest project, a floating barge docked at Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay. The project has been headed by Google’s secretive facility named “Google X”, where products such as Google’s self-driving car and Google Glass have been developed. Speculators believed that this 250 foot long barge would be a floating water-cooled data center or maybe a store for Google Glass, but on November 6th Google finally announced that they are looking into making it “an interactive space where people can learn about new technology.” An interactive space where people can learn about new technology? Looks like Google is taking a leaf out of Bentley’s book!
Google is hoping to attract up to 1,000 visitors a day while it travels to several ports around the US. Visiting the barge will be by invitation only. Unfortunately for us sneaking into one of these events will be nearly impossible because there will be 50 security cameras lining this vessel with 7 security guards working around the clock.
The Barge is still under construction and it will be awhile until it has any visitors due to difficulties with building permits, but we just want to let Google know that when they are good and ready the Bentley Sandbox staff will be more than willing to show them a thing or two about how to run a successful learning lab.