Google's Future May Involve Airports, Model Cities and Biometric Passports

By Gary Cutlack on at

Larry Page, Google's other founding brain, is apparently looking at way Google can expand into new roles in the future, with sources suggesting Page has designs on everything from streamlining airport travel to building a model city to house all of its crazy innovations.

According to sources quoted by The Information, the Google CEO held a meeting a little over a year ago asking for ideas that would power a "Google 2.0" to a new level of ubiquity beyond that of controlling our internet adverts. It's said that a Google Y division focused on looking at long-term ways Google could evolve is in the process of being formed, investigating wider societal issues than the tech-focused Google X teams. [The Information via The Verge]