posted on May, 28 2013 @ 02:28 PM
Google is reportedly working on creating wireless networks for more remote parts of the world, such as countries in sub-Saharan Africa and
Southeast Asia, with sky-bound balloons and blimps, according to Wired.
Dubbed "high-altitude platforms," these mechanisms will reportedly be able to connect roughly a billion more people to the Internet worldwide,
according to Wired. The blimps signals are said to be able to reach people in areas that are hundreds of square miles.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google is going into the cellular business in Africa and Asia in an effort to connect more people to
the Internet. Citing anonymous sources, the news source reported that the networks would be available outside of big cities, where service is spotty
or not available.
Also, Google isn't the only company that has been working on creating communication networks via blimps and balloons. Lockheed Martin and GlobeTel
Communications have also been working on such inventions. And, the company Space Data already operates a network of high-altitude, balloon-borne
transceivers known as SkySite Platforms, which serve as wireless towers.
Skynet is being born right before our very eyes
In all seriousness, this is a very interesting development. Being able to access the Internet from these remote places would give the people there a
myriad of information they may not have received otherwise.
It will open up a vast market of untapped customers that will need and want services.
The inquisitive of them will want to have their own piece of the Internet pie and start developing, web, phone, and social applications.
Globalization is real and is right around the corner. With efforts like this being done to give, what was once thought, inaccessible places the
Internet. Change will soon follow, that is if it isn't censored heavily by local governments.
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