We are not referring to dollars, but rather to one billion new users. Internet.org is supposed to be a non-profit and yes-philanthropic organization. With it, not a single person on our planet should be left without an adequate Internet access. How to achieve such a noble thing?
Look for both Facebook balloons and drones, which are supposed to deliver the Internet even to the most remote parts of our world. This really sounds great. We were ready to say our hats off to charming Mark Zuckerberg. We were, but there was a catch, which ruined the whole party.
It turns out that Internet.org translates as Facebook.com, or in simple words, you will get a free internet access to open a Facebook account. Just when we began to question this social network’s altruistic motive, we got an uninvited and painful answer. Nothing is for free. Obviously.
Under the crumbling avalanche of numerous critics, Facebook has announced that Internet.org will be transformed into an open network with no favorites or privileged services as it is supposed to be, in the first place. So, what is happening with Google internet balloons?
One day, when we look back we will be extremely grateful to Oculus Rift, which has revolutionized the existing VR concept. The potential application fields are multiplying at an unprecedented rate with each passing day. However, the gaming arena will remain to be one of the top priorities for the VR.
The latest thing in this field is called Neuro Gaming. You do not have to be a rocket scientist nor a gaming guru to know what is Neuro Gaming all about, do you? With the very power of our thoughts we will be able to play video games. Does this sound like a SF movie, you are eager to participate in?
While we are examining this intriguing new VR concept, there are quite a few conferences about the Neuro Gaming as we speak. They are gaining more and more attention, including the substantial fundings essential for the future development. What can we expect in the near future?
Our gaming fingers are going to retire, that is for sure. On the other side, we hope that our gaming passion is not going to be used against us. Someone can easily change the game options in order to read or even control our thoughts. But, that is another SF movie, we are not going to watch right now.
Is there such a thing as a free and open Internet? Well, it has to be. Otherwise, we are in serious trouble. For what is worth, Mark Zuckerberg has decided to comply with some of the serious complaints against the exclusive and closed character of internet.org, which is not what is supposed to be.
The catch with the internet.org was to introduce the World Wide Web to the most remote areas on our planet. Especially in South America, Africa and Asia. So, what went wrong with this philanthropy oriented concept? Well, Facebook got lost in its own translation somewhere on the way.
How? We have realized that something is deeply wrong as soon as the disturbing report start arriving about the newbie online users, who said that Facebook and Internet are the same thing. In other words, the internet.org gave them a chance to use only Facebook and its associated services.
In order to avoid the inevitable change of name from the internet.org into facebook.org Mark Zuckerberg has promised us that these areas will get more freedom to choose. The Internet is supposed to be a synonym for freedom. Right? There is a good reason for it.
You know how it goes, when it comes to the airborne Internet, don’t you? Facebook plans to access the most remote areas with drones, while Google for the time being relies heavily on balloons. It is too early to judge, because both of these Internet projects are still in an experimental phase. Yet, Google has an advantage.
According to the latest rumors, Google balloons loons can stay above our heads for more than 100 days. In addition, Google has included some software, which influences their movements. Therefore, your idea of thousands of balloons, which fly around randomly, just could not be more wrong.
As we speak, these balloons can be only seen over New Zealand. As soon as they get the green light, they will be sent to cover the inaccessible areas in South America and Asia, as well. What is this Internet going to be like? Are we supposed to use it only for Google services? This is happening with the so-called FaceNet.
There is no such a thing as a free lunch. Is there such a thing as the free Internet? Do we need to trade our privacy in order to get it? We sure hope that Google has some kind of a fair deal in this story. Otherwise, these balloons will be used only for the cyber-fools. Someone will cry, someone will look upon the sky. With a hope.