Google Loon – Balloon Powered Internet For Everyone
About Google Loon
Google Project Loon is a new high atmospheric weather balloon that will be used to bring the internet to all countries. Google is sending up 300 all at the 40 degree south mark. This would make no sense on a Globe but makes far too much sense on a flat ground.
“Balloon Powered Internet For Everyone”
Loon balloons go where they’re needed by rising or descending into a layer of wind blowing in the desired direction of travel. By partnering with Telecommunications companies to share cellular spectrum google enabled people to connect to the balloon network directly from their phones and other LTE-enabled devices. The signal is then passed across the balloon network and back down to the Internet on Earth.
Google says it can now deliver data at 5 megabits per second to mobile phones, or a zippy 22 Mbps to fixed antennas. For comparison, the average broadband speed in the United States today is about 11 Mbps.
Problems with Google Loon
This technique sounds very interesting and useful. But there are some things that don’t make sense about using this balloon system. For instance why would they develop a whole ‘’new’’ system to make internet work all over the planet if there were satellites? Satellites are in orbit already and they also have access to utilize them instead of another technique. Also if the balloons form a circle around Antarctica, it does just not make sense on a globe. On a flat earth as in the most used model it makes sense to get these balloons near Antarctica, because they would circle around most of the inhabited area of earth!
Beside this I did not even talk about health hazard and a possible environmental impact of these balloons.
After all Google has not chosen this name ‘’loon’’ for nothing…
Loon: A crazy, psychotic person who doesn’t care a.k.a nutter]