Google’s Barge Will Be Used As An Interactive Space To Learn About Technology

Posted Nov 7, 2013

Google has revealed what they are doing with their mystery barge project.  The barges are anchored in Portland, Maine and San Francisco, California. Google said that the barges will be used as an “interactive space” to teach people about technology.  The media became intensely interested in what Google will be doing with the barges since they were discovered last month.

“Google Barge ? A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above. Although it?s still early days and things may change, we?re exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology,” said Google in a statement to TechCrunch.

The four barges are floating structures that comprise of shipping containers, which Google has a history of using in their data centers.  The structures have large windows cut in them, which could be used for a presentation space.

This project is believed to be a product of Google[x], the R&D division at Google run by co-founder Sergey Brin.

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