WELCOME TO SOLVE FOR X
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.
This combination of things - a huge problem to solve, a radical solution for solving it, and the breakthrough technology to make it happen - is the essence of a moonshot.
Solve for X is intended to be a forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork.
We can't wait to share what we discover.
And few words from io9:
Google already most likely controls your email, your personal calendar and your web searches, but can the internet giant also create a conference that comes up with real solutions to the world's problems? Google just launched a new conference, Solve for X, which will bring together experts to discuss "radical technology ideas for solving global problems." The new video above mentions cancer and global climate change — because why start small?
The conference apparently goes along with Google's Google X Lab, which is developing new technologies like driver-less cars. And Google's Richard DeVaul wrote on his Google+ page that the first conference already happened last weekend, with talks on "transforming education, 5x improvements in agriculture through better decision support, synthetic biology and carbon-negative biofuels." The talks should all be up on Youtube later today.
So what are the chances that anything useful will come of this? I guess we'll find out.