It looks like the mystery of the floating Google barge has been solved and my crazy ideas of what could possibly be in the box have been quelled. For weeks I’ve been saying, “What’s in the box? What’s in the box?” With those entering having to sign non-disclosures, I figured maybe they finally found DB Cooper’s body or the gene that makes it possible for Hayden Christensen to show more than one emotion on screen. Google revealed this week that it’s “an interactive space” to learn about their tech. A floating learning center…say what?
In reality, barges are often used to house servers and I wasn’t alone in thinking it was a colocation facility holding the awesomeness that is the Google server, or what I like to think of as my personal information. Now I’m wondering which one of my organs I have to sell to be able to step foot on this new technological learning center. Will it merely be an exhibition of something new and fabulous that Google has created so the poor folk can ooh and ahhh over it and wonder how much plasma they need to donate to buy said fabulousness? Will geeks and tech-gurus from hither and yon be able to board the mighty Google Arc two-by-two? What will I be learning? Are they going to teach me basic network installation or how to create my own technologically advanced society making me the most resourceful member of my zombie apocalypse team? Will I learn to be as resourceful (not) as Aaron from Revolution, who I affectionately call that Google guy.
The details are sure to come along soon and I’m sure more speculation about what Google is doing will still be rolling around on Twitter. In the mean time, I get to feel better about the fact that the government isn’t releasing a barge full of zombies to pick off the weak. I am in the middle of my sword fighting lessons and need a few more weeks to hone my mad skillz.