If you thought that Facebook already had too much influence in your life, think again. While it still takes some intentionality to delve into the engagement announcement and baby photo wasteland — a sign-in to stalk exes when you’re drunk, a brief glance at the app to let a friend or family member know that you haven’t forgotten their birthday – Mark Zuckerberg‘s ubiquitous social network may soon be able to deliver all of those unflattering pictures of your nemeses right to your doorstep, regardless of where you live.
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TechCrunch reports that Facebook may soon purchase Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered drones that can spend a whopping five years in the air before needing to land. The acquisition would reportedly cost a cool $60 million and would make it possible to provide Internet access to underserved portions of the globe. While Facebook’s drones may be aspiring toward more noble uses than Amazon’s books and shampoo to your door service, the outcome will be unnervingly similar: to create brand loyalty among those who most desperately need the service.
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So look forward to awkward status updates and selfies from your friends in the Marshall Islands, get ready for a whole new generation of babies from around the world to get paraded around the Internet, and, if you’re a conspiracy theorist, get used to the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world knowing an uncomfortable amount about your life from the safe distance of 30,000 feet.
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