Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has finally explained why it has moored two barges off the coast of the U.S.. According to the BBC, the company issued a statement about the barges, saying that it wants to use them as places for people who want to learn about new technology.

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Speculating about Google’s barges

Various media outlets have been speculating for more than a week about exactly why Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) would have parked two barges off the coast of the U.S., especially since the search giant was being so secretive about it. Government officials signed non-disclosure agreements about the barges after inspecting them. There was a four-story structure off the coast of San Francisco and another one just like it off the coast of Portland, Maine.

Some believed that they would be utilized as data centers which would be powered by waves. Apparently that theory was much more creative than the real reason behind the barges. Maybe Google will think it’s a good idea and follow up.

Google spokesperson talks about the barges

But company spokespeople weren’t beyond joking about the real purpose of the barges. In addition to suggesting it was a floating data center, they also suggested maybe it was “a wild party boat” or “a barge housing the last remaining dinosaur.”

The person did say that things could change and that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is still in the early days of getting the barges set up. She also said they were “exploring” using them as “an interactive space” to educate people about the latest technology. In other words, they could be used as giant advertisements for all the nifty Google products the company is working on.

What’s ahead for Google?

It’s no wonder everyone was wondering what Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) was up to. The search giant is always exploring new ways to change the world and new technologies which can be put to good use.