Introducing the latest moonshot from Google[x]: balloon-powered Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill in coverage gaps and bring people back online after disasters.
Imagine, a natural disaster strikes, Internet and communications services are disrupted, Google flies its balloons into place, 3G-like services are available to help relief efforts. And other mind-boggling use-cases.
To learn more, visit: http://google.com/loon.