The Outernet Will Free The Internet [Pic]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 1 year ago Tech

The Outernet aims to bring free, unlimited and universal web access to the entire planet.
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Male 697
Borg cube
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Male 636
Skynet...
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Male 5,608
"You`re all a bunch of unimaginative Luddites."
Nobody said not to do it.
It`s a pie-sky, logistically unstable idea until someone presents a reason to fund it beside "it would be cool."

Just thinking, it occurs to me it would be good to have a couple over the Pacifics and Atlantics as it would give compatible distress call mechanisms unlimited range.
If the bandwidth and IP addresses weren`t each consumed, that is...
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Male 2,729
IAB`s server errors fixed...Thanks IT guy
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Male 995
If it fixes IAB`s server errors, I`m all for the launch of these baby Borg ships.
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Male 2,345
papajon brings up a good point. we should all fear the boogeyman...

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Male 579
And no terrorists et al would ever use this for vile evil purposes. Ever.
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Male 5,094
Sleepyhallow: I was about to say cynical farts that has lost all ability to dream, but yours works too.
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Male 2,670
I hope this comes to pass!
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Male 380
Free porn for everyone!
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Male 1,983
You`re all a bunch of unimaginative Luddites.
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Male 321
It`s the Arch-Angel Network! Who-vians run for your lives!
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Male 12,138
Awesome. And it`ll all be powered by the rainbow-coloured farts of Unicorns!
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Male 242
CynicalGamer and CodeJockey, I think the fact that the rocket looking like a wiener IS the incentive to maintain this.

Just think, world`s greatest dick joke. Right there for all to see!
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Male 242
Is this what Tesla was talking about...?
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Male 496
As a bonus, the Cubesat doubles as a toaster.
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Male 450
#6 the rocket looks like a weiner.
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Male 5,608
"Our computers aren`t equipped with long-range beaming modems "
Not really the problem.

Apart from half-a-continent being able to tell what porn you watch, they want to:
-spend $100K per unit
-to place an array of 4 cubic inch, 3 lb cubes with multiple transceivers
-in LEO, (hopefully) geosync`d
With no subscriber basis.

Can they correct for drift?
How long will a unit function in Earth`s shadow at full capacity?
Who will repair/replace the cubes?
What is their incentive to maintain the network?
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Male 4,431
@Denogginizer: agreed. Except the purpose of this is supposedly to span the gap of so many people not currently having access to the web. As you say, there`s a lot more equipment (and costs) required to actually do that interactively as is implied in the graphic.
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Male 15,832
If you try to use it for online FPS games, the speed-of-light delay will get you killed real fast.
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Male 820
@smagboy1: unless they use a relay system, where your computer talks to a land based machine that beams it into space for Skynet to process.
When did access to the internet become an inalienable human right?
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Male 7,775
Will we still get unlimited cat videos?
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Male 4,431
Okay, so, I can dig that. Let`s say, for example, it`s a wide sampling of current new sites, entertainment sites, etc. Fine. But the implied part about it being interactive (e.g. no censorship, sharing opinions, etc.) won`t happen with this. This is one-way communication. Our computers aren`t equipped with long-range beaming modems to send signals back to the interwebz. So this is a receive-only project. Still very cool, but not quite what`s being implied in the graphic I don`t think?
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Male 13,624
Sounds like N korea then!!
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Male 987
I like the idea of a single private company controlling news, information, education, and entertainment for the entire world. Think of it, a single global culture under the guiding hand of a benevolent organization with no ulterior agenda.
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Male 2,729
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