Facebook Has Built an Internet-Beaming Drone Because It’s Running Out of People

Mark Zuckerberg’s plan for world domination is a step closer. Facebook took the wraps off a massive drone yesterday, which is a key component to his ambitious Internet.org plan to bequeath the world’s most remote areas with an Internet connection.

 

Aquila, as it’s called, is as wide as a Boeing 737, weighs 880 pounds and has been in development for the past 14 months. The unmanned aerial vehicle is solar powered, so it floats for several months at altitudes between 60,000 to 90,000 feet in the air — more than twice as high as commercial jetliners.

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