Facebook's Drone-and-Laser Plan to Give Internet to Everyone
In its quest to get the whole world online, Facebook's Internet.org project has included partnerships with companies like Samsung and Nokia, as well as with NASA. Now it seems that rumors about Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook drone dreams are true, and the social network giant is planning on internet-delivering drones, satellites, and even lasers. Here's our first look at how that might take shape.
"Today, we're sharing some details of the work Facebook's Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone," Zuckerberg posted earlier, along with an animation of what it might look like to sail on one of those Facebook-enabling drones through the sky.
Imagine what that would be like, the video asks-in a slightly creepy way!-when we all have the internet:
"What happens when the rest of us get access? It doesn't get twice as good, it gets a bazillion times as good. Imagine for the first time, humanity firing on all cylinders."
It's a long-term, pie in the (literal) sky notion-much like Google's internet-delivering balloons