Scott Manley: "I'm not saying it's automatically stupid ... but ..."

Brian G Turner

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We're fine to discuss satellite networks - obviously the British Government is somewhat eager to have it's own dedicated network seeing as it's losing core access to the Galileo one the EU set up.

However, as mentioned elsewhere in the science press, converting this network into one that is actually useful for needs is another issue. :)

More here: UK takes £400m stake in satellite firm OneWeb
 

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I'd be very concerned about 'snoopers charter' privacy issues. As the adage goes:

"There are two reasons for everything a government does, the one given - and the real one."
 

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So we no have (or are getting) GPS (US), StarLink (SpaceX), GLONASS (Russian), Galileo (EU), BEIDOU (Chinese) and OneWeb (partly UK), all offering satellites-networks for either navigation- or communication-purposes. Global systems for non-globally cooperative systems.

Next up are traffic lights.
 

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