10 Weird Patents That Google Owns

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Author's Note: 10 Weird Patents That Google Owns

I follow technology news pretty closely, and when I got this assignment I was aware of Google's push to develop exotic, game-changing gadgetry. But I have to say that once I started looking at the mountain of patents that the company has been filing, I was astonished by the sort of crazy stuff that the company's engineers and scientists have been dreaming up. It's almost as if they've been channeling Jules Verne, the 19th-century science fiction author who imagined submarines and space travel — ideas that probably seemed crazy at the time. It wouldn't surprise me if some of Google's more outlandish inventions someday are similarly commonplace.

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