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The Lantern wants information to be available for everyone


No one can choose what they look like, where they’re born, or where they’re raised. All you can try to do is educate yourself as best you can and try to improve yourself on a daily basis. However, not everyone is given the same privilege in all parts of the world. The Internet has given us the ability to learn a myriad of new things every day, but not every has access to it.

If you wish you could help the world become more connected, then why not take an active role in helping that happen? The Lantern receives radio waves broadcast by Outernet from space. This device turns these signals into files such as videos, pictures, news articles, and much more. It’s like having a library in your pocket. Whenever you want to use it, activate the Wi-Fi hotspot, and connect with any Wi-Fi enabled device. It’s free to use, and not only has a ton of information, but is updated constantly.

This isn’t something you’ll need to worry about plugging in, as it has solar panels to help it stay juiced up. Seeing that this essentially gives you access to the internet offline, this could mean great things to all the people in the world who are willing to learn but don’t have the means. You’ll be able to download information for free without censorship (aside from parental controls for your kids), which is kind of a big deal. Getting the Lantern will cost you $99, but the company that came up with this idea has their eyes set on a much larger goal.

More information and crowdfunding on Indiegogo