A Google lab so secret that even some of the company's own employees don't know of its existence? That's Google X -- or it was, before The New York Times
ran a profile on the lab's super secret goings-on at an undisclosed location somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. Naturally, the paper doesn't have a ton of information about the lab, which some claim is "run like the CIA," though it paints a picture populated by robots who are are learning menial work tasks and how to take photos for Google Maps
. There are around 100 concepts in all from the lab that helped give rise to those driverless cars
, including social networking dinner plates and internet-connected refrigerators. No word on the lab's production of an adamantium-laced super soldier
for the Canadian government, but we're sure it's around there somewhere.