Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Google's wi-fi plans?

Here's a pod cast from American Public Media that suggests Google is working on providing free wi-fi access around the country. It would enable them to broadcast ads. Wasn't there a movie where people walked down the street and ads were broadcast directly at them as they passed stores?

I still like the idea that Brewster K told us about last spring -- multi-hop networks where people put antennae on their roofs and create network access from many using a single IPS connection.

2 comments:

Susan said...

Wasn't that eye scanning done on Tom Cruise in the Minority Report?

Susan said...

I recently read or heard on TV the idea of giving vehicles wireless capability. Every traffic jam could then become a broadband Internet connection.