18.06.13 by Jeff

Google’s “Project Loon” The Birth of Balloon Internet

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What you are looking at is quite possibly the future of the Internet! Google has just revealed they are working on their boldest project yet, “Project Loon”. The idea is to have hundreds and eventually thousands of high-pressure balloons floating around our planet providing Internet for all!

Take a look at an animation below which does a better job of explaining the project than I ever could!

WIRED has more images, balloon test footage, and info about the project from the last two years. Jump over here.

 

Google.com/loon

Video by Mixtape Club













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Rupert Philbrick

    Spies!

  • Kid

    Google: trying to reach into the pockets of the poorest people on earth.

    • Ash Kayser

      you really have, hit the nail on the head! never really thought about that, as this is clearly not going to be free; or cheap!

      • it wont be cheap for Google but for us it will be a good thing. Google is already attempting to introduce free Internet in the US without the use of balloons

  • Mucharata

    What about all the garbage that each balloon would let behind in unreachable places ?

    • there are weather balloons and other things circling our planet already!

      • Guille Prudencio

        that´s not an excuse

  • Kid

    Communists!

    …nah, just kidding, interesting project.

  • Hannah

    what about access to a computer and electricity?

  • ben kelly

    Ive said it before, ill say it again, Skynet people

  • Andrea Meridiano

    ¿And who’s going to give to “everyone” a computer or another electronic dispositive to have internet access? And also, ¿who’s going to protect the planet of companies like Mac, that have an all island full of their rubbish and their unserviceable equipment?





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