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Project Loon by Google - High altitude balloons to provide internet access to everyone

Introducing the latest moonshot from Google[x]: balloon-powered Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill in coverage gaps and bring people back online after disasters.

Many of us think of the Internet as a global community. But two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.

[Project Loon] [read more @BBC & @wired]

(via emergentfutures)

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    “That someday soon, everyone will really mean everyone.” Google dreams big. And that’s exactly what we need.
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