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Aquila Project, Facebook Made It!



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Aquila Project, Facebook Made It!

We all know that Facebook is unstoppable nowadays, and it seems that is nothing impossible for them. You should have heard about internet.org project , it was launched on 2013 and their mission is to connect the world with internet, lately facebook has builded a solar powered drone called "Aquila" which will bring internet access in places where internet doesn't exist, and an important thing is that drone is able to fly for about 90 days. Facebook made it again,so let's see what's the next challenge for them...




Here is the video of Aquila's first flight.




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WOW.... And WOW again. This is really amazing and revolutionary idea which can bring internet to whole new level. Never heard of Aquila project so far, but after looking this video you shared it looks promising and i bet it will draw more ideas to bringing internet access to places far out. I am just curious what happen when Aquila fly away, people probably having internet access for only limited time while it's around, so what happen after? Is there going to be multiple planes like that to cover more territories without internet access? I bet, people without internet access is going to love it very much




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procoder

Yeah it's really cool. I think the first flight was only a test, but since that drone will fly for about 3 months with a very low speed, and i think that can cover huge territories. However, i'd love to see their next move, this is so amazing because all people should have access to the internet.




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Lynne

Oh this is way cool, so there will soon be no such thing as no internet? This is the first time I have heard of the Aquila Project and it is very exciting.I can't believe that this drone is able to fly for about 90 days, technology is just racing ahead now isn't it?

So Facebook wants to make sure internet is available everywhere lol, way cool. No more excuses for not having a Facebook account!




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procoder

Yeah it will fly for about 3 months because it's powered by solar energy. Well Facebook is bringing you internet access, so registering an account on facebook is the minimum that you can do for them lol




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Cristian

Planes that fly for weeks, giving you wifi all over the place. Incredible. Just pure wow.
I wonder if this will ever take off above the "project" level. I would love to see drone playing that can fly for years on end, remind me of that ?drone from Interstellar.




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idealmike

I personally think this is all hype and a marketing ploy by Facebook to bring more attention to them. Sure they're working with Internet.org to bring the Internet to more people around the world which will provide them with the information and knowledge they need at their fingertips that they can use to improve their lives with. I get that and I'm all for that. But come on guys. Just like Amazon who keep making videos of their new drone delivery service which everyone knows isn't really going to happen as there is too many complications to it all but is really just a marketing tactic to get people on their site. The same can be said for Facebook's Aquila project!

Don't believe the hype! This project isn't ever truly going to take off (ignore the pun) and last mainstream. And it would be much cheaper just to put a satellite up in space and orbit the earth at a much higher altitude than these pilotless planes fly at which could easily fail, crash and cause injury. Maybe I'm being too pessimistic about it but I'm always so skeptical about the things that large organizations and corporations like Facebook do because there is usually a different reason and motive behind it that we don't see.

It could be that it's a bit of both. That Mark had the idea once and said hey I know, let's create drones that fly continuously for months on end and say that we're trying to connect the world together. But really all we'll really be done, aside from that, is getting some publicity for Facebook. I wouldn't be suprised if it's literally as simple as that!

Google have been experimenting as well with their Google balloons. Project Loon it's called. And even Bill Gates thinks it's as looney as it sounds. There are much more pressing issues in the world we need to deal with right now and hi speed Internet and access to bloody Facebook isn't one of them!!




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Corzhens

Gee, this is wonderful if it is true. Can you imagine hiking in the boondocks and then you check your phone. Lo and behold, there is a signal. And you can access the internet on top of the mountain. I’m not saying that it is a quixotic project because it is expensive. But that pioneering act of providing internet access to remote areas is a noble act. I hope Google will follow that example and make the world a better place for internet users.




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