Google has this week unveiled new developments to its Project Loon service which uses huge balloons but continually circle the earth to provide Internet connectivity locations they would be otherwise difficult or impossible to connect.
The latest development in the Project Loon service now allows the balloons to provide Internet connections to precise locations, wherever it may be needed.
The algorithms used by Project Loon can now send small teams of balloons to form a cluster over a specific region where people need internet access. Watch the video below for an explanation of how Google will accomplish this. Google explains more
When you set out to explore a brave, new, weird place that no one’s ever explored before, you bring along a list of things you hope are true and right. And most of the time, you discover that you’re wrong about a lot of those things — which is why I spend so much time talking about failure being a necessary condition of moonshot-taking. I want to help our teams experience this as valuable learning rather than dispiriting setback.
But something else happens when you go to that strange, mysterious, even scary, new place. You make unexpected discoveries that propel you forward faster than you ever thought possible. That’s the less-well-known secret of our moonshot factory, and the Project Loon team just had one of these magical, serendipitous experiences. They’ve now exceeded even their own expectations for how well their smart software algorithms can help their balloons navigate the globe, and in the process they’ve leapt much closer to a day when balloon-powered Internet could become a reality for people in rural and remote regions of the globe.
For more information on the new Google Project Loon service jump over to the official website for details by following the link below.
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