Google Wants To Use Balloons To Connect The Globe To The Internet

Google is well known for ambitious projects, if you haven't taken a ride in Google's self driving car yet check out this video. However, I still had to do a double take when I heard about Project Loons. Google wants to use Balloons to help fight the digital divide. The goal with these Balloons is to connect the remaining two thirds of the world's population that are still not connected to the Internet. These particular balloons are twice as high as the flight of a normal commercial airplane. The balloons connect to each other in the sky creating a massive network and communicate with earth using special antennae. They also travel round the globe by hitching a ride on winds in the stratosphere so if one balloon moves out of position, another one takes its place. Watch the video below for details on the project.