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Mark Zuckerberg meets Pope Francis, presents him miniature Aquila drone

Recently, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, along with his wife Priscilla Chan met the Pope at the Vatican City. In a post about the meeting, Zuck disclosed brief details of the meeting and a picture where he can be seen presenting Pope Francis a scale model of Aquila.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on his official account shared a picture of himself along with Pope Francis at the Vatican city. In the Facebook post, Zuckerberg gave an insight about his meeting with the Pope. Zuckerberg revealed he and his wife Priscilla conferred with the Pope about their project and efforts of connecting people around the world, especially in parts where there is no internet access. Hence, he gave him a model of Aquila, which is a project by Facebook to provide internet to remote parts of the world through unmanned solar-powered drones. By presenting a scale model of the solar-powered plane, and discussing the idea behind it, Zuck aimed to share the chord of helping the needy with the Pope. Interestingly, on Zuckerberg s post, before anything else people first noticed his outfit. Being a formal affair, Zuck finally dropped his signature grey t-shirt and put on a dapper black suit. Many people on his post commented on his dress code. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!

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If you aren’t aware about Facebook’s Aquila, here’s what you need to know. It is Facebook s solar-powered plane that is aimed to beam internet to remote parts of the world. Last month, Facebook successfully conducted first full scale test flight of its solar powered plane, Aquila. After two years of engineering, I m proud to announce the successful first flight of Aquila the solar-powered plane we designed to beam internet to remote parts of the world, Mark Zuckerberg had written in a Facebook post. Zuck had said that Facebook s goal is to have a fleet of Aquilas flying together at 60,000 feet, communicating with each other with lasers and staying aloft for months at a time.

That said, Pope Francis has lately shown an increased interest in the biggies of the Silicon Valley. Back in January, Pope Francis had also met Eric Schmidt from Google, who is now the executive chairman of Alphabet Inc, parent company of Google. Then, just days later, he met Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. The lives and work of the tech heads and the Pope may be different, given that Pope has always stayed away from technology, but there are still common grounds they come together on. Back in 2015, Tim Cook had pledged to donate a part of his fortune to charity. While Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt has a family foundation dedicated to the sustainable use of energy, which is an issue close to the Pope s heart. Also read: Facebook to increase automation of its Trending Topics section

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  • Published Date: August 29, 2016 8:15 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 30, 2016 11:14 AM IST



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