The Google Barge, which happens to be a floating showroom, did receive its marching orders – or should I say, floating orders, recently, and it is rumored to set sail for its new home, which would see it leave its existing construction site on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay in the general direction of Stockton, California. According to Mirian Saez, head of Island operations for the Treasure Island Development Authority, who is also in charge of leases on Treasure Island, did confirm that the Google Barge could make its way to Stockton as early as next week, depending on how the skies “perform”.
The Google Barge project has been described to be a floating showroom for Google X products as well as other kinds of concepts such as Glass and driverless cars, but it has more or less sat idle and unfinished. At least it was protected from the elements somewhere as it is covered in scaffolding since October last year.
Are you glad to see Google Barge make a move over to Stockton, California, or do you prefer to have it docked at San Francisco Bay instead? I suppose the residents at Stockton might give it a nod of approval due to the appeal and pull of Google’s brand name.