Google X is the place where Googly dreams are made. Projects like Google Glass and the Google self-driving car have come out of Google X, it’s a place to design the extreme. The latest Google X “Moonshot” project is a pill that tests for cancer. Google says they are working on a pill that contains microscopic particles that travel through the bloodstream searching out malignant cells in the body.
These particles would transmit the data discovered to a receiver worn by the patient then doctors can use that data to diagnose the patient. The project is just starting so don’t expect too much data right now, there’s still much to do.
Google says the microscopic particles can be magnetized and coated with antibodies that bind with specific proteins or cells associated with various maladies. A wearable sensor could track the particles’ magnetic fields.
It’s evident that Google is seeking to become more than an advertising and search giant but their core asset will always be user’s data. The Google X division is probably one of the most innovative and creative thinking groups working in technology today and it will be interesting to see them move forward with this particular project. But remember, not all projects make it so don’t be surprised if this ends up in the pile of failed projects. I sure hope it doesn’t though, anything that will help cancer research is a good thing. Let us know what you think of the latest Google X “moonshot” project.