Description: A rendering of a Facebook drone, which will weigh less than a small car and have the wingspan of a Boeing 767. Facebook hopes to use about 1,000 drones to connect people to the web.
Source: The New York Times
Date: February 26, 2015
In classical mythology, Aquila is the eagle carrying Jupiter’s thunderbolts skyward. At Facebook, it is the code name for a high-flying drone, indicative of the social networking company’s lofty ambitions. Read More
Questions for discussion:
1. Do you think Facebook’s ambitions are admirable or frightening?
2. What do you think of Facebook’s desire to “serve every person in the world”?