Google wants to bring Wi-Fi to the heart of Africa and Asian using blimps.

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May 29, 2013, 11:09:51 AM via Website

Yes sir, normally when we think about blimps, I get two words dancing across my mind - "Led Zeppelin", and the image of those burning blimps during a time that has long passed by makes a flashback. Do you think Google's noble idea will be able to succeed?

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May 29, 2013, 12:14:19 PM via Website

I think it's a cool idea, but will it really work? I hope it will, but you never know!

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Jun 17, 2013, 11:54:28 AM via Website

If you think this is cool, check out Google's new Project Loon: Balloon-powered Internet access. Here is a quote taken from Google Blog about their idea behind these balloons:

We believe that it might actually be possible to build a ring of balloons, flying around the globe on the stratospheric winds, that provides Internet access to the earth below. It’s very early days, but we’ve built a system that uses balloons, carried by the wind at altitudes twice as high as commercial planes, to beam Internet access to the ground at speeds similar to today’s 3G networks or faster. As a result, we hope balloons could become an option for connecting rural, remote, and underserved areas, and for helping with communications after natural disasters. The idea may sound a bit crazy—and that’s part of the reason we’re calling it Project Loon—but there’s solid science behind it.

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