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This just sounds dumb...
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post #32 of 42
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I was actually thinking of prioritizing issues, not so much the philosophical angle. You did not even give the idea about having farcebook drones delivering food, if needed for the betterment of humanity why not...right? Or would that actually cut into profits for Farcebooks CIA masters? Actually i could see some hellfire missles on the drones, you know just in case they come across someone that needs to be takin care of.

A fair point, but that seems to depend much more on a corporation's altruistic actions. Of course it would cut into corporate profits, and while internet drones would as well, presumably that cost would be recuperated when people use that internet for Facebook. It's like complaining that a company doesn't donate more money to charity, of course it'd be great if it did, but no one is expecting them to.

It's a company, it needs to make a profit. The role of a company is to make a profit, the role of an individual is (should be?) to make a positive influence on the world. If Facebook just started throwing their money everywhere without a means of reimbursement that would be terrible for the stockholders. I'm not saying that CEOs don't do some really sleazy things or that they aren't greedy, but I'd say this is on the lower side. Facebook is allowing people to access the internet. They can then use their service if they wish to. It's not entirely for the greater good, but they're not flying over New York just to see if they can get away with charging more for Facebook branded internet service.
post #33 of 42
this would be a mesh-network which is nothing new. the interesting part is if they actually manage to make this happen. that would be difficult because of the governments pressure...
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Not if they don't get FAA approval to fly those drones in controlled air-space.

This is just like Amazons wishful thinking of using drones for delivery services.

They're not targeting areas the FAA has any influence over.
    
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I'd bet my life on that statement.gDKQOr
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Whenever I hear drones, I imagine them being shot down.
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Y'know... rocks 'n guns 'n stuff...
I agree that hillbillies would try such things

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post #38 of 42
They must be trying to be like Google...on a side note did you guys know fb bought oculus?
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They must be trying to be like Google...on a side note did you guys know fb bought oculus?
There are so many threads and posts on this topic.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1477724/dso-oculus-vr-employees-receive-death-threats-over-aquisition/10#post_22029426
http://www.overclock.net/t/1476805/wsj-facebook-to-acquire-oculus#post_22007241
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I see...I haven't read the whole site yet...still new here. Thanks for informing me
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