Alternative title: Elon Musk Wants To Launch 4,000 Satellites To Control Your Every Move.
That’s right people: mind control. 4,000 inescapable satellites sounds like enough firepower to get a start on that.
Just kidding. It’s really the aliens that will brainwash us to become their slaves.
In all seriousness, I’m stoked about Musk’s project. There have been other people/companies with ridiculous amounts of money that have tackled this in the past, and there are numerous financial and logistical obstacles in the way yet, but I think this is a step in the right direction.
Musk seems to be looking to tackle the financial problems first – their satellites are less expensive that those of previous attempts. Size and material costs have been minimized, so hopefully his project gets a little traction, at least. Internet anywhere? Yes, please.
What do you think, readers? Are you excited, or do you think there are too many obstacles to have even a hope of succeeding?