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Most likely old news to most here, but i have only just came across this, I was surprised how close it seems to becoming a reality.


Is this a good thing? Or does it put more control into one organization? (big brothers watching you all)


https://www.outernet.is/


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outernet


George soros provided the initial grant(The man who broke the bank of England) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros


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Most likely old news to most here, but i have only just came across this, I was surprised how close it seems to becoming a reality.

Is this a good thing? Or does it put more control into one organization? (big brothers watching you all)

https://www.outernet.is/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outernet

George soros provided the initial grant(The man who broke the bank of England) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

 

Very interesting, but I'm also very suspicious it will work. I can't see it being for free. It will cost quite a bit to build and then maintain those satellites. Big internet companies won't like it either.

 

 

'There isn't a lot of raw research that is being done here; much of what is being described has already been proven by other small satellite programs and experiments.

There's really nothing that is technically impossible to this'

But at the prospect of telecoms operators trying to shut the project down before it gets off the ground, Karim said: 'We will fight... and win.'

If everything goes to plan, the Outernet project aims to ask NASA for permission to test the technology on the International Space Station.

And their ultimate goal will be to beginning deploying the Outernet satellites into Earth orbit, which they say can begin in June 2015.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2552177/Forget-Internet-soon-OUTERNET-Company-plans-beam-free-wi-fi-person-Earth-space.html

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