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Just how awesome are these people..............


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Internet giant Google has launched an ambitious plan to use a ring of huge balloons to provide internet to the two-thirds of the world currently without web access.

The experiment, codenamed Project Loon, was trialled today at Christchurch, on New Zealand's South Island.

Scientists floated 30 helium-filled balloons around 20 kilometres into the stratosphere, carrying antennae linked to ground base stations
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-06-15/google-launches-balloon-powered-internet-trial/4756480



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Just how effective would this be? Will it not be affected by weather at all?

Sounds like some April Fool thingy especially with that Project name but it's still an awesome news for those countries involved.

Can't wait to see how it turns out.



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Google has away of making it seem that way but no it's fair dinkum ..........

Google certainly has the brains and coin to make it happen. But is it another way of having big brother watching?



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Google certainly has the brains and coin to make it happen. But is it another way of having big brother watching?

Everything is great until they get infiltrated /taken over by "someone else"



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