Google has launched a Loon project which uses balloon for providing Internet access to the masses which is not having access to Internet. This is not a April Fool by Google thought to me it look like that. 🙂
Google has started the service in New Zealand's South Island which is in test phase. Those who are living at that place can take part as pilot tester.
How Loon works?
It uses a balloon in stratosphere. In stratosphere, Wind is generally parallel and slow moving. Using specially designed parachute, it can be adjusted to move around and given a direction. It can cover area of 10 KM. Balloon will connect to another balloon and some of those can connect to Internet Service Provider on earth. This way Internet will form. How is the idea?