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[Sydney Morning Herald] Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace

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"Atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation," Google said in an emailed statement confirming the Titan acquisition.
Titan is developing a variety of solar-powered "atmospheric satellites", according to the company's website, with initial commercial operations slated for 2015. The drones, which fly at an altitude of 65,000 feet and can remain aloft for up to five years, have a 50-metre wingspan, slightly shorter than that of a Boeing 777.

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Very cool. I want one of those drones! They are doing testing not too far from where I live maybe I can go check out the facility. By not too far I mean its less than a 10 hour drive.
 
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All your Droids belong to us (Google) !! Seems like Google is getting ready for the Clone wars.
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one day, google will make gazillion of droid-mosquitoes to sniff through privacy of every person on earth
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Goes along perfectly with what he said in this interview last month:
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Boston Dynamics and now this?!

SKYNET, bought to you by GOOGLE.

I called it.
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why dont they just stick with their idea of using blimps? sure it would be more energy efficient if you dont have to use that energy to provide lift. the idea of an aerial internet infrastructure has been tossed around for a few years now, im glad they are bringing the idea to market. Google coverage map...100% biggrin.gif
Edited by Namwons - 4/15/14 at 1:05am
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why dont they just stick with their idea of using blimps? sure it would be more energy efficient if you dont have to use that energy to provide lift. the idea of an aerial internet infrastructure has been tossed around for a few years now, im glad they are bringing the idea to market. Google coverage map...100% biggrin.gif


If they could provide cell and network service with this type of technology imagine how competitive those markets would actually get!
 
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Originally Posted by Nicnivian View Post

Boston Dynamics and now this?!

SKYNET, bought to you by GOOGLE.

I called it.

^This.... You beat me to it. lol
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why dont they just stick with their idea of using blimps? sure it would be more energy efficient if you dont have to use that energy to provide lift. the idea of an aerial internet infrastructure has been tossed around for a few years now, im glad they are bringing the idea to market. Google coverage map...100% biggrin.gif

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If they could provide cell and network service with this type of technology imagine how competitive those markets would actually get!

Watch the video I posted above. Larry Page (CEO of Google) talks about his vision of these balloons for the future.
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immediately made me think of this scene

get ready for the new drones!
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