How to unleash creativity on the world’s biggest problems, from Alphabet’s moonshot division

Astro Teller, the head of X, reflects on 10 years of work on projects such as internet-beaming balloons and sterilizing mosquitoes—and some even crazier ideas that never quite saw the light of day.
A decade ago, what was then Google (now Alphabet) launched X as a factory for radical ideas—a place designed to create breakthrough technologies that solve enormous problems. It’s since spun out projects such as Wing, a drone delivery company that aims to cut traffic and emissions, Loon, a network of high-flying balloons that can provide internet coverage in remote areas or after disasters, and Verily, which works on projects such as making mosquitoes sterile to stop the spread of diseases such as Zika and dengue.Read Full Story

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