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As if self-driving carsballoon-carried internet, or the eradication of death weren't ambitious enough projects, Google CEO Larry Page has apparently been working behind the scenes to set up even bolder tasks for his company. The Information reports that Page started up a Google 2.0 project inside the company a year ago to look at the big challenges facing humanity and the ways Google can overcome them. Among the grand-scale plans discussed were Page's desire to build a more efficient airport as well as a model city. To progress these ideas to fruition, the Google chief has also apparently proposed a second research and development lab, called Google Y, to focus on even longer-term programs that the current Google X, which looks to support future technology and is headed up by his close ally Sergey Brin.

So Google Z is the end game? 

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I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. And then eat you.

I'm surprised that Google isn't trying to invent better ways of extracting energy and/or better battery technology for storing energy.

I'm surprised that Google isn't working more on genome sequencing, biotechnology, or nanotechnology.

I'm surprised that Google hasn't tried to buy NASA yet or at least try to build space taxis like SpaceX.

Just wait till Google really starts spending on R&D.

It almost makes me happy they're making all that money through ads. 

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