I suspect that balloons are used only in the early testing stages. Then they will transition to something less stupid and more controllable like solar-powered UAV
s, even solar-powered UAV blimps are better than this as they do have some kind of control on where they go. Military tech
is of course more advanced than this, but they won't lend it to more useful stuff than bombing perceived enemies of the US.
And being one of the poor fellas caught in the digital divide, I endorse this.
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"People were calling in reports about UFOs," DeVaul said.
Oh well. This is another side-effect. Conspiracy theorist galore.
GOOGLE IS USING BALLOONS TO COVER A MASSIVE UFO INVASION, PROOF THAT THEY ARE CONTROLLED BY REPTILIANS. No really.
I would hate to be the unlucky person standing in it's downward path to earth
Eyeballing, its weight doesn't go beyond 5 kg, as it uses thin-film solar panels and it's basically a wifi router with a big antenna. So I doubt it has a high-enough density to reach dangerous terminal velocities.