Here’s Paul Gierow’s “big ball of connectivity” – satellite communications anywhere, anytime, via a blow-up antenna –

No, it’s not a giant beach ball. It’s an ultralight, ultraportable antenna tucked inside an inflatable shell that can pull down a superfast broadband satellite connection at any location. The GATR-Com is designed for disaster-relief responders, far-flung video producers and front-line troops–anyone whose job (or life) depends on getting digital information–video, Internet, calls–in and out of remote places.

INVENTION AWARDS A Big Ball of Connectivity – Popular Science Link.