You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know that virtual reality (VR) is going to be the next big thing in the cyber-universe, do you? After all, Facebook did not spend hundreds of millions of dollars for one of the most intriguing takeovers in the IT world, which included the Oculus Rift.
Is it too much of an exaggeration to say that Facebook is very likely to change its name into a more suitable one, called the VRbook? Well, according to Mark Zuckerberg this should not be the case, although there is this strong feeling in Facebook that the VR is their ticket for the promising future.
Either way, we have no other choice, than to hold our horses for a while. It is going to be worth seeing it, how Facebook plans to take an advantage of one of its most serious investments, since its proud beginnings.
OK Facebook, you have made your point. We do not care how you are going to call it. We just want to see it works, and if it is possible, we are hopping or being able to afford it, in the first place. Are these too much to ask?
If you happen to be in Sri Lanka, and you need to get online, then you should look up in the sky. Why? Because, there is a Google balloon, which is looking forward to share some of 3G Internet with you. One balloon for the whole Sri Lanka, id does not bad, at all.
Covering an entire continent, such as Africa or South America, is a completely different story. Yet, for what is worth, this is a huge achievement. For instance, Facebook Net Drones can cover an area of only 50 miles, give it or take. What about the time in the air?
We have to admit that performances are more or less the same in this field. Up to 100 days or 3 months in the air, this is all what you are going to get. On the other hand, this is only the beginning. We need to cover more land and stay airborne for much longer time.
Once, we can solve these two problems, we are ready to make a history. The ultimate goal is to cover the entire planet with the decent quality of Internet connection. Until then, we are still living in the stone age of progress, despite our shiny gadgets.