Sergey Brin's Team Working On Secret Projects Is Much Bigger Than We Imagined

Sergey Brin wearing Google Glass glasses

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Google cofounder Sergey Brin’s hush-hush research and development division, code-named Google X, might be bigger than most of us imagined.According to a source who has been close to Google for years, Googlers are “fleeing” to the division in droves, eager to work on something exciting and new.

Headcount is now up to “hundreds of people,” says this source.

Indoor Maps

Self-driving cars

Google's Solve for X conference

Google also hosted a big conference where the company gathered together some of the smartest people in the world to try and solve the world's biggest problems.

Brin was a big part of this -- serving as MC with Eric Schmidt and hosting the event.

Buildings and power supplies

We've heard that there's a meme floating around in Google's offices that Sergey Brin is 'Batman.'

That's because hidden inside Brin's personal code base are, literally, blueprints for buildings and power supplies.

As in, he's working on building a Batcave.

That's probably not the exact goal, but it hasn't stopped Googlers from telling stories.

Google+

Sergey Brin was tasked early last year with 'figuring out social.'

The result of that was Google+. While Google senior vice president Vic Gundotra has largely been the figurehead for Google+, Brin still played a key role in getting it off the ground.

Robots!

Hundreds of other side projects

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