Facebook and Internet.org want to connect the world using lasers

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To help connect people around the world, Facebook’s Internet.org initiative is testing a method for delivering the Internet via lasers. The thinking in Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is that affixing lasers to drones and satellites will beam a signal to just about anywhere. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says it will “dramatically increase the speed of sending data over long distances.” While the beams in the picture above are visible, Zuckerberg says that’s all for show; the beams typically can’t be seen. Zuckerberg didn’t explain how the program would work in his post, but Facebook outlined the method previously. Connectivity Lab is…

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