Google… literal “cloud” computing

Loon (YouTube)

Google is going to the cloud, and beyond, literally.

Project Loon is an ambitious Google project with the aim of providing “infrastructure”, (used loosely) to developing markets (?) such that they can use the internet which we all take for granted (except at the end of the billing period  :-P). The basic idea is that several balloons are fitted with internet transceivers and launched into the stratosphere. Their direction is controlled by their level of flight. Wind current directions vary (apparently, see the links) at different altitudes so by controlling the balloon’s altitude relative to conditions *should* keep these mobile data transceivers within operable range.

Imaginative stuff!

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