Design Engine
Training Classes/Tutorials for Designers, Engineers, & 3D Professionals



Ideas, Thoughts, Perspectives

February 8th, 2016

Google To Use Drones To Give Internet Access To All

About 4.2 billion people in the world still don’t have Internet access. Most of us have grown up with Internet access and a life without it just doesn’t seem possible. Google plans to solve this problem by using solar-powered drones to beam high-speed Internet back to Earth.

They call it “Project Skybender.” Google is currently testing the drones in Spaceport America in New Mexico, where they have set up their own command center. The goal is to use high-frequency millimeter wave transmitters to provide next-generation 5G-wireless Internet access. Centaur, the primary solar-powered aircraft Google is using, is “optionally piloted,” meaning it can operate both with and without a person onboard. The 5G Internet they want to supply is touted as being 40 times faster than the 4G Internet that we use today. Along with the Centaur, Google is also using other autonomous solar-powered drones made by the company’s subsidiary, Google Titan.

Google isn’t the only company interested in bringing Internet to those 4.2 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, explained that, “We launched Internet.org with so many different initiatives — including extending networks through solar-powered planes, satellites and lasers, providing free data access through Free Basics, reducing data use through apps, and empowering local entrepreneurs through Express Wi-Fi.” Yet, could these initiatives have an ulterior motive?

160131-titan-630x382

image

Transparency advocate David Sasaki explained in a blog post, “We shouldn’t celebrate Facebook’s efforts to ‘bring the Internet to all’ because that is not what they are doing. When Zuckerberg says that access to the Internet is a human right, what he means is that access to Facebook should be a human right.”

What do you think, is Internet access for all possible?

 

,

Article Written by Mila Medonaite for Design Engine, February 8, 2016





Design Engine Industrial Design Training Pro Engineer
 
 

 
Peoria PTC User Group

Peoria PTC User Group — 2019

Peoria PTC User Group  We enjoyed putting on the event last year, and meeting many interesting people!  Thank you to all who turned out.  Peoria PTC User Group will be back for March 29, 2019 for yet another grea...
by Liz Wisdom
0

 
 

Worlds biggest Air Purifier

A 328 feet tall tower in City in northern China is helping the locals breathe cleaner air. This tower is an experimental air purifier. The tower is in Xian, in the Shaanxi province, and is being called the world’s largest...
by Eli Petrov
0

 
 

A Lawn Mower That Wont Wake You Up

  Anyone who has tried to sleep in on a Saturday morning knows how unpleasant and unforgiving the roar of gas-powered lawn mower could be at 7:00 AM. In addition to the incessant noise, the old fashioned gas powered motor ...
by Dave Mazovick
0

 

 

This Start Up is 3D Printing Rockets

Relativity Space is a start up that was founded in 2015 and is located in Inglewood, CA. CEO and co-founder  and former blue origin employee, Tim Ellis, has created a company only 2 years ago. His co-founding partner, Jord...
by Eli Petrov
0

 
 

Is The Tesla Model 3 The 21st Century’s Model T?

Over the past year the subject of Tesla Model 3 production has been scrutinized and possibly over scrutinized by those in both the business and financial media in addition to online tech journals and established automotive publ...
by Dave Mazovick
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *