Baidu has at least one advantage over Waymo, based just five miles away at the sprawling Googleplex
in Mountain View.
Google ATAP was on the Googleplex
campus, so you don't have to be away.
Clark, Earth Point: Township and Range--Public Land Survey System on Google Earth, wwwearthpoint.us.; Earth Point Corporation, Kuna, Idaho) in Google Earth Pro (Google Earth Pro, version 18.104.22.1687; Google Inc., Googleplex
, Mountain View, California) using decimal degrees.
is designed as a 'happy place' for all employees because space or 'physical environment shapes how people think and feel.' The company doesn't want its employees be distracted by trivial things that may hinder the development of the next big thing in technology.
In 2011, I visited the Googleplex
to get information for a book I was writing.
Founded in the year 2010, Google's X facility is a secret R&D facility located about a half a mile from Googleplex
. X, a subsidiary of Alphabet, has no CEO.
Run by entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki, the ex-wife of Google founder Sergey Brin, and until last year housed along-side the Googleplex
, the company created a test that has been attacked by regulators and embraced by a curious public.
And philosophy is the human species' way of taking the art of thinking as far as it can go: in doing philosophy we examine what the information we receive through our senses might mean in a larger context and in a deeper way....And as we ask and as we look, in the interplay between the input of our senses and the organization of information through our thought, science then affords reality 'the opportunity to answer us back ', as Rebecca Newberger Goldstein so beautifully puts it in Plato at the Googleplex
: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away (2014, p.34).
Since a googol is a number 1 followed by 100 zeros, a googleplex
is a number 1 followed by a googol of zeros.
Then Google took over a Silicon Valley campus built near a former garbage dump to create the mother of all tech paradises, the Googleplex
, where the company provides free food, massage rooms, and bathrooms with heated toilet seats.
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is the author of six novels, including Thirty-Six Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction (2010), and three nonfiction works, the latest being Plato at the Googleplex
: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away (2014).