Virtual Nation by GoogleNews
Perhaps you are confused by the title above, or may already imagine what the purpose of this article, or you already know the direction of my writing this; let us see and read thoroughly and if necessary we can discuss opinion of this article.
In this article seem excessively, odd, unreasonable or very logical; I submit to you: how you will respond to my opinion of the article as possible? Before I opined further in this article; I use three main sources in this article: Virtual Nation (in a term), Project Loon and Google fiber.
The Term of Virtual NationThere are many descriptions of Virtual Nation term, but there is an explanation that I think is proper, as published in urbandictionary.com website; they define the terms of a Virtual Nation is: "A group of people (citizenry) that have joined together under a common goal of achieving a better way of life, using a model of government more suited towards their common beliefs. This is usually done through the Internet; however, other methods of communication are possible if limited. The goals of these Virtual Nations can vary radically, but some level of group sovereignty is professed despite no physical territorial boundaries."
Project LoonProject Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters. Project Loon began with a pilot test in June 2013, when thirty balloons were launched from New Zealand's South Island and beamed Internet to a small group of pilot testers.
From the news circulated, Google plans to invest more than $1 billion in a new fleet of satellites that will expand Internet access to unconnected regions of the world, implicitly this is certainly used to support the project loon.
What is Google fiberProbably most of you already know about Google fiber; is a super-fast broadband network developed by Google. The network of Google fiber until now it still limited in several cities in the United States, such as: Kansas City, and Austin and Provo; and will soon are launched in other cities such as Portland, San Jose, San Antonio and many other cities.
What is interesting is the speed from internet download and upload from the Google fiber network up to 1 gigabit, and for those who have a free 5 Mbps download, 1 Mbps upload.
More details on Google's fiber, you can visit this link.
Well, from three explanations above and it will be added some few others illustrate, so my opinion may be relevant.
"Nobody likes buffering"In an official blog about the Google fiber, there is a small but it very important words that is "Nobody likes buffering"; well, now we can assume that Google expects, by using Google fiber we can access all types of data with unlimited speed. Therefore, what needs have not been obtained? Of course there is no more.
Guessing concept from technology developed by GoogleAs I wrote in an article entitled "Guessing! What the End of Concept Technology Will Be Implemented by Google", I would argue that based on all of the software that has been developed by Google, will lead us as users to become depending from Google, because all there needs and facilities are easy and cheap. So that Google can be described a large computer with various software and data are very broad and connected. Therefore, what needs have not been obtained? Of course there is no more.
InfrastructureIn an article from forbes.com, which was written by Parmy Olson, titled "Infographic: If Google Fiber Went Worldwide", they said that "Google has covered 0.007% of the populated world's surface since July 2012. If it were to keep rolling out its services at the same rate, it will take 107.25 years to cover the rest of the Earth".
In a forbes.com article published above, they use a statistical calculation based on development from what has been done by Google fiber for this, and it is very sensible . Why it makes sense? Google fiber network infrastructure requires that is "fiber optic", of course it is very heavy, if it should be expanded to the rest of the world.
But nothing is impossible; let's look at a few years ago when Apple launched the iPhone, with the touch screen is phenomenal and as there will be no competitors; Then what happened after that? are astonishing!, development of Smartphone device to be very fast, and almost all companies launching mobile devices such as the iPhone models; and do not forget that in the development Google participate very dominant with the its Android OS.
Pressure of UsersIt is possible acceleration of the development of fiber optic infrastructure in the world will be much faster than we can imagine, because of desire and pressure from the user would be unstoppable; this is what would be the reason that the government of a country will support and participate in developing the network, because it is definitely going to greatly benefit country government.
How with the remote areas? Certainly with the Project Loon wherever you are, you can access the Internet.
So, is not impossible if Google fiber went worldwide fast!
Worries of GovernmentEvery government of a country that will develop the Google fiber network is, of course would be worried and will always provide more stringent regulations. It is actually already up and running with the decision of the European Union in pressuring Google to be able to provide "right to be forgotten", that is the right to remove personal data in Google Search.
Formed "Virtual Nation"Of all the explanations above, I dare to conclude, that Google will be able to form a "Virtual Nation" with the reasons: the infrastructure is available, the software is available, the pressure and desire of the user not unstoppable, received support of country government, and certainly can reach all levels of society on earth with the Loon Project. Done!
Worries of certain parties would exist, with the possibility of anything beyond the requirements related to information technology; for example: the use of politicization, spy, monopoly markets and many other possibilities; who knows?
If Virtual Nation is formed, who the president? Of course the president is Mr. Google.