Facebook’s ‘Connectivity Lab’ aims to unite the world via satellites, lasers and drones


Facebook has revealed plans to take the Internet to hundreds of millions of underprivileged people. Through a mixture of high-altitude, solar panel-powered endurance planes (pictured), satellites, and lasers, the plan is to bring  Internet connectivity en masse to Third World countries. The goals extend beyond mere business expansion, as the advancements could “create another 140 million new jobs, lift 160 million people out of poverty, and reduce child mortality by hundreds of thousands.” It’s another bold shift in a direction for Facebook (recent business acquisitions include a move into virtual reality technology), and what has been called “Connectivity Lab” could have wide-reaching global results. READ MORE


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