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    Project Loon Takes Off at TED Conference

    The name doesn’t inspire confidence. But Project Loon has Alphabet to back up its plans to connect remote areas to the internet by sending wireless enabled balloons around the globe. A successful pilot project in 2013 — and a lengthy trial-and-error process for designing the balloons — will now be followed by more testing in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. OZY Editor and co-founder Carlos Watson says “humanity” is as much front and center at TED this year as technological innovation — and Project Loon could potentially get five billion humans online.

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