All that Big Science auto-mythologising left my generation nursing the biggest Futurism-Disappointment-Hangover. Like, "Where's my rocket-pack, dude?" Turned us into the bitter jaded refusniks we are now.
Google and the Big Data technoligarchy are the new super-zealous self-mythogy builders. They dream BIG, steal BIG and may also end up disappointing BIG. Don't make the same mistake(s) as my generation.
Skybender: "Google has a new top secret project by the same team that brought us Project Loon, according to The Guardian. It's called Project Skybender, and it aims to deliver 5G internet from solar drones. Mountain View has reportedly begun experimenting with millimeter wave-based internet in Virgin Galactic's Gateway to Space terminal at Spaceport America in New Mexico. Millimeter waves are believed to be capable of transmitting data 40 times faster than LTE and could become the technology behind 5G internet. DARPA began working on an internet connection based on it for remote military bases in 2012."
Man, dig that quasi-fetishisation of tech-talk.
And the Military / Big Data overlap. Like someone's acting out a Bond movie or some post-Terminator summer blockbuster - pop-culture feeding back into the military scienceplex; grownups reenacting their childhood or teens / kids playing at being grown-up, a perverse cod-psychology at play here:
"Top secret." "Skybender." "DARPA."