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  • Writer's pictureJohn Q Leonard

Google Shifts Investment towards HealthCare

Google Shifts Investment towards HealthCare

The graph above from the Wall Street Journal speaks for itself. Google, one of the most innovative companies in the world is shifting its investment capital resources toward Health and Life Sciences in a big way. A large portion of these investments have been in device companies, but the venture group at Google has also invested in drug discovery and facilitated networks.

In addition to investing in external research, Google has created Calico Life Sciences Business Unit in SF to have internal R&D resources dedicated to certain "moonshot thinking" type projects the team will be choosing to take on. Calico, which stands for California Life Sciences Company, states that its main goal is to extend human life. Google has also recently hired American author, computer scientist, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. Kurzweil has been known for saying that the youngest generation alive on Earth today may never die, that they might upload themselves into some hyper-advanced quantum version of the internet if they live long enough.

How's that for moonshot thinking?

Calico is currently hiring on their website.

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