If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be … in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed those drones will be the size of jumbo jets.
In March of 2014, Facebook acquired drone maker Ascenta, whose solar-powered drones could potentially remain airborne at 65,000 feet for months or years at a time. (Ascenta’s web page has disappeared since the acquisition, leaving only a goodbye notice in Facebook-blue.) To make this project fly, Facebook plans on testing one of the drones over American skies by 2015, hoping to have the project off the ground in three to five years. (1)
Φοβού τους Δαναούς και δώρα φέροντες… say the Greeks.
Be afraid of those who come with gifts… in a free translation.
Is the Internet a gift after all?
Does it bring us together?
Does it makes knowledge sharing earier?
Or does it make us more stupid?
Or maybe it increases our solitude?
Turn off the Internet and see.
See how you will read more books. More actual books with actual knowledge, not bot-writen Wikipedia articles.
See how you will see more of your friends. Not Facebook imaginary friends but actual living friends.
If only the planes of Facebook crashed.
You would never read this article,
but you would be much wiser in any sense…
Be careful of people who bring free gifts.
Because they usually are not free.
And certainly they are not gifts…