Moonshots live in the gray area between audacious projects and pure science fiction; instead of mere 10% gains, they aim for 10x improvements. The combination of a huge problem, a radical solution, and the breakthrough technology that might just make that solution possible is the essence of a Moonshot.
(quoted from website)
If you haven’t been living under a rock, you will have heard of Google, and its ‘Moonshots’.
The Washington Post reports that ‘The soft contact lens that Google is unveiling — it’s still a prototype — houses a sensor that measures the glucose levels in tears. A tiny pinhole in the lens lets tear fluid seep over the glucose monitor to get regular readings.’ As of date, Google maintains that it can get a level reading once every second. Further, WP mentions that ‘The lens also features a tiny antenna, capacitor and controller so that the information gathered from the lens can move from the eye to a device — such as a handheld monitor — where that data can be read and analyzed. It will draw its power from that device and communicate with it using a wireless technology known as RFID.’
Read the full article from The Washington Post here.
Lastly, on the same topic;
I love TNW most for its website UX, and the factual reportage that they adhere to. However, this particular op-ed is by far the best piece I’ve read on the site. They put into words a number of my concerns regarding Google’s changing company culture, and the refreshing googliness that this project has infused into the brand again!