Titan Aerospace, the drone manufacturer that Facebook was flirting with just six short weeks ago, has now tied the knot with Google. The purchase price was undisclosed, but talks in March between Facebook and Titan pegged the cost at or around $60 million. Facebook ultimately chose to acquire the UK-based Ascenta instead, for a smaller $20 million.
Whether any of these seeds will bear fruit is still hotly debated. Some industry analysts expect Google (and Facebook too) to use the drones to deliver internet connectivity to areas of the globe currently neglected. Others think this is all a ruse to distract us from the planned takeover of the globe by a robot army controlled by the 1%. Who’s to say which side is correct?
In any event, it will be interesting to what shenanigans result from hacked Google drones. Imagine denial-of-service attacks. Would the planes just stall in mid-flight, or keep zipping on auto-pilot into the heavens (or oceans)?
Are you worried about Google and Facebook drones? Why do you think they want drones?