The guys from Google X (the research part of Google) have all sorts of crazy ideas to bring Internet to everyone. They also consider high-alltitude balloons.

Im not overly worried about Google. From all major companies they seem to be one of the lesser evils out there. Sure they suck up all information and then use this information to tailor the ads they show you, but this is a price I’m personally willing to pay for the free pretty great services like gmail or google maps they offer.

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")