Google CEO Larry Page says the company is planning to become a major investor in a healthcare firm that aims to help people live longer. The firm will be called 'Calico' and its mandate is to extend the human lifespan rather than simply find cures for life-threatening diseases. Its partnership with the world's most prominent Internet firm has led TIME magazine to pose the question: "Can Google Solve Death?"
Google chief executive officer Larry Page isn't certain that his company can reach that lofty goal but apparently believes that the goal is so worthwhile that he and the company need to attempt it. He has stated, “Maybe we should shoot for the things that are really, really important so ten or twenty years from now we have those things done.”
Exactly what Google will do isn't yet known. However, industry speculation is that it could involve using Google's technology and experience in storing, processing and analyzing data on a massive scale.
You can read more in Time Magazine at http://business.time.com/2013/09/18/google-extend-human-life/. You can also find an interesting video on the same web page.