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'Project Loon' by Google is buzzing the internet. Have you heard?

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‘Project Loon’ by Google is buzzing the internet. Have you heard?


As most of you who are following blogosphere, the internet is on Fire! The word just hit that Google has launched a project called “Project LOON” The internet search giant wants to give everyone on earth Internet access and they have an idea how to do it!

Internet Savvy Realtor in Los Angeles Endre Barath

Google has officially announced “Project Loon” http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/introducing-project-loon.html  the idea is clear connecting the entire world to the Internet.


Some of you who read my blog on a consistent basis will remember that I wrote a blog post almost six months ago to the day that Google has hired Ray Kurzweil   (http://actvra.in/N4t ) this is clearly his brain child whether Google  Inc  or the representatives who speak for Google will admit it or not. Check out my blog post and tell me if I am wrong.

Ray Kurzweil

So what is Project Loon? The idea is actually very simple to build a ring of balloons, flying around the globe on the stratosphere and provide Internet access to the earth below. I for one would appreciate it since many times I cannot get connectivity in Marina Del Rey, CA because of various reasons…the real reason is that there are gaps in the internet beam access on today’s 3G Network.


So how do they want to accomplish this that Verizon and other internet service providers could not? Their solution is easy: solar-powered, remote controlled balloons would be in the stratosphere about 12-15 miles above the surface of the earth, well above the altitude where the planes fly and they communicate with special antennas and receiver stations on the ground.

Internet Savvy Realtor in Los Angeles Endre Barath

Now keep in mind this is what I call “revolutionary” Governments have spent millions and millions of dollars to work on Satellite communication….here comes Google and they have a solution on what I consider truly low tech and simple way of solving the communication challenges.


So what you are seeing in blogosphere is the Pilot program that Google is testing in New Zealand as we speak. So if you are not sleeping and are aware check out the internet that is all everyone is buzzing aboutJ


Just as a post script Google said it is a culmination of 18 months worth of work but obviously this was one of the reasons Ray Kurzweil has joined Google six months ago be Prepared that once they prefect this project, fiber optic cables will be a distant memory.


Now keep in mind NASA, the Defense Department and various other countries have been studying Balloon science. The bottom line is they all were doing it as a secret military and mostly covert operation. Google wants the world to be connected. This in my opinion will have a huge impact on the underdeveloped and the developing nations as they will be brought into the Internet, digital age. I see this will not only effect economic, military as well as social movements. The world as we know it now will be more connected and there will be many positive effects.


So some of you who saw UFO’s in the past 6-18 months in California were actually seeing Google Baloons since before heading to New Zealand they spent a few months here in California’s Central Valley. So stay tuned as things develop.


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Ralph Gorgoglione
Metro Life Homes - Palm Springs, CA
California and Hawaii Real Estate (310) 497-9407
Fascinating post! Brilliant ideas often appear in the most simple solutions. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 15, 2013 04:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Chris & Dick you are the testimonial that I was not making up the information:)))

Eric that is the beauty of it Solar powered balloons!!

Rich visualize a plug in to your pc just like the one to your mouse...and you have internet...and you buy the plug from Google:)) and you have internet!!

Jimmy thank you for your kind words!

Jun 15, 2013 05:39 PM
Scott Fogleman
New Home Team - Richmond, VA

Endre- sometimes a solution is so simple, people overlook it.. It would be great if this works, many third world countries could get internet access..

Jun 15, 2013 07:52 PM
Aaron Hofmann
Atlanta Communities - Smyrna, GA
aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings

Very interesting. You can always count on private industry to develop quicker and better solutions than the government, which is probably what we need in the end. The role and size of government could tend to be slimmed down.

Jun 15, 2013 09:12 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Leave it to Google to try something like this. .

I use virtual assistants from other countries and I know the luxury of having Internet access at a reasonable prices. .

One of them gets up at 3AM in the morning to do my job. .because the Internet moves faster when everyone else is sleeping. .

Jun 15, 2013 09:19 PM
Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN
HK Lane, Christie's International Affiliate, 760-285-3578 - La Quinta, CA
I do Real Estate like I played polo-to WIN!

So if I see some balloons flying over the skies here in the Palm Springs Valley and they're not our local hot air balloons, I'll know the loons have lifted!

Jun 15, 2013 10:30 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Well I think that as 'we evolve' we've found out that we have to go around the norm in order to accomplish new things. This just seems so simple that probably no one thought this would work.  Look at Branson, he knows that he has to gather people to think outside the box in order to get truly new innovative things to the market quickly & actually pay them.

I have to laugh though because I don't care if everyone is connected, just me!

Jun 15, 2013 10:43 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Endre, I have not heard of this. I think in theory it could work. I think it would require a lot of balloons and transmitters to cover a given geographic area.

Jun 15, 2013 11:37 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Endre - Hmmm -- I hadn't heard of this -- interesting yet simple stuff.    

Jun 15, 2013 11:41 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I'll admit it... I was in the dark about this program. Thanks for the easy to understand update.

Jun 16, 2013 12:42 AM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Scott in #39:  You speak of third-world countries.  That would definitely include parts of my dearly beloved (HA) state of Texas.  Prolly a bit of Arkansas as well... LOL.

Jun 16, 2013 01:31 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Very interesting concept, Endre.  The only push back I can foresee is that governments often collude with moneyed interests who will push for more expensive alternatives because of profit making capability.  We'll need to wait and see. 

We also heard this week there is a push to create a "lock out" on cellphones to help stem the tide of cell phone theft.  However, I predict we will ultimately see push back on that from cellphone manufacturers, who kind of like the idea of new customers to sell a phone to, when their old one is stolen.

Jun 16, 2013 02:44 AM
Mark Delgado
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove - Benicia, CA
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h
I had heard none of this buzz and was completely unaware until reading this post. Thank you for the interesting news.
Jun 16, 2013 03:48 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Laughing OUT LOUD at Karen Anne's answer. By golly, I think she is talking about my little town (Riverside, Popuation 510!) HA! ;)

Jun 16, 2013 12:58 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Endre, I wish Project Loon would have been available the past few weeks when I was in the provinces of Germany with very sloooooow access!  Smoke signals would have been faster!

Jun 17, 2013 01:12 AM
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

I hadn't heard about this but genius is sometimes thinking about the most simple way(s) to solves problems.  I'm intrigued on how well this could work.  Thanks for the heads up, Endre!

Jun 17, 2013 07:13 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Joan, I have a difficult time coming to terms with the fact that I saw us land on the moon with computers the size of an auditorium of a High School and the power of smaller than my laptop:) Yes Technology has and is evolving as we speak:)

Praful that is the beauty of it:)

Beth glad I could help in making you aware!

Allen indeed, many years from now we will be able to look back and say this was the defining moment:))

Elise that is great!

Nick check out some of the links I provided:))

Jennifer I agree with you 100%!

Jun 17, 2013 01:36 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Karen Anne sorry to hear about your life...please check out the Loon Project and all the links!

Tammy sorry to hear that...once in a while it is a problem here in Marina Del Rey but not often:)

Sharon, he is an amazing guy!

Edward & Celia that is the beauty of this idea:)))

Ralph I  agree!!!

Scott you are spot on!!

Aaron how true less bureaucracy:)

Fernando you should support our own economy:)))

Kimberly they look like Jellyfish in the sky:)))

Lyn I love "outside of the box thinking" !!!

Michael Ironically last night I saw something on the news about this...the media must be reading this blog:))LOL

Michael that is the best part SIMPLE IDEA not complicated:))

Nina glad I could help

Karen Anne very funny :))))

Myrl good points the only good news is since it is 12 -15 miles above the earth it does not belong to any of the countries

Mark glad I could bring it to your attention:)


Jun 17, 2013 01:47 PM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

The ideas some people come up with....amazing!  I hope it happens!

Jul 03, 2013 04:46 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Indeed Kerrie I agree with you 100%! Have a great 4th and thank you for the help the other day!, Endre

Jul 03, 2013 05:05 AM