Along with a project called “Live Maps,” the social media giant is building a pair of AR glasses and 3D maps of the world. Confirmed at Oculus Connect, Facebook shared it has a few prototypes already, though details are scarce.
Astronomers from Cambridge and Columbia Universities have proposed the idea of Spaceline, an elevator that gives access to the moon. Rather than being anchored to Earth, it would remain in orbit and require a zip line of sorts.
Using automation and 3D printers, the brand is looking to launch a self-manufacturing satellite in the next three years. The advantage is that supplies are more dense for launching into space, meaning the final designs can be more elaborate than those that must withstand a launch.