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Google's new jet - corporate air force for emergency comm.?.

by shawnlin / October 15, 2007 3:30 AM PDT

Google's new jet - corporate air force for emergency comm.?...

Now, I'm a little skeptical about Google's purposes about their acquisitions of late, but I can see a good reason for the new Boeing jet that the Goog purchased: consider a mobile broadband/ad hoc "communication lift" effort for areas in desperate need...

<movie-guy_voice>
Imagine, a city of more than 1.5 million internet users that all of a sudden suffer a catastrophic communication meltdown (da-duuuuhhhh!). Oh, wait - is it a bird? Superman? Time Warner? No - it's the Google 700 MHz emergency mobile broadband fleet here to create a tightly knit and astoundingly fast wireless communication network to bring people back into the glow of their LCD monitors.

Loudspeaker: The wireless network is up (echo, echo...), go back to the light (echo, echo...)

Little girl: Thanks Google - you helped my find my new puppy online! Happy

Broadband Lift Commander (BLC): Another fine job completed team!
</movie-guy_voice>

okay, okay - I jest...a little. It could seriously be used in post-natural disaster areas. I'm just sayin', connect the dots, ya know?

more info on ad hoc comm networks:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_ad-hoc_network
http://www.cs.arizona.edu/~bzhang/paper/00-wcnc-uav.pdf

Best,
Shalin

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Corporate Air Force maybe, but for a different reason
by indy1333 / October 15, 2007 3:39 AM PDT

They need a fleet of planes to transport their robot army more quickly to the major cities. Wink

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(NT) robot army!? when did they decided to create that!? ;)
by shawnlin / October 15, 2007 4:26 AM PDT
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Why else do you think they want the 700 mHz spectrum?
by indy1333 / October 15, 2007 6:44 AM PDT

They just want us to think that they are going to blanket the country in wireless internet. They really want it so they can wirelessly control their robotic underlings.

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to end this
by mementh / October 15, 2007 12:05 PM PDT

to end this

I for one welcome our Google Robot overloards!!!

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I'd welcome them with...
by shawnlin / October 16, 2007 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: to end this

I'd welcome them with open arms...but my hands would be holding mechanical lubricants and fresh-picked batteries in one hand, and a pressurized salt-water "fire extinguisher" like container in the other Happy

--Shalin

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GROAN
by mementh / October 19, 2007 4:20 AM PDT

GROAN.. that was good Happy

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