A new site that recently popped up has people thinking it might be Google’s way of letting people inside its X Lab, reports 9to5Google.If you’re unfamiliar, X Lab is a secretive arm of Google revealed by the New York Times in November. Engineers toil away on all kinds of Jetsons-style projects, like a refrigerator that automatically orders new groceries or a plate that posts what you’re eating to Twitter.
This new site is called Solve For X, and it’s currently nothing more than a splash page that prompts you for an email address to be notified when it launches. Some clever WHOIS work by Andoid Police reveals that the site definitely does belong to Google.
From the page:
Solve for X is a place where the curious can go to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems. Radical in the sense that the solutions could help billions of people. Radical in the sense that the audaciousness of the proposals makes them sound like science fiction. And radical in the sense that there is some real technology breakthrough on the horizon to give us all hope that these ideas could really be brought to life.
Android Police speculates that it will be a conference series comparable to TED Talks, and after reading that description we’re inclined to agree.