Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Outernet: WiFi for the world from outer space
Bold Promise, so I’m a bit skeptical. But it’s desirable. Not only for humanity, but also for Skynet.

Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all of humanity. For free.
By leveraging datacasting technology over a low-cost satellite constellation, Outernet is able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. It’s the modern version of shortwave radio, or BitTorrent from space.
WHAT PROBLEM IS OUTERNET SOLVING?
There are more WiFi devices in the world than people, yet only 60% of the global population has access to the wealth of knowledge found on the Internet. The price of smartphones and tablets is dropping year after year, but the price of data in many parts of the world continues to be unaffordable for the majority of global citizens. In some places, such as rural areas and remote regions, cell towers and Internet cables simply don’t exist. The primary objective of the Outernet is to bridge this global information divide.

[outernet.is]

Outernet: WiFi for the world from outer space

Bold Promise, so I’m a bit skeptical. But it’s desirable. Not only for humanity, but also for Skynet.

Unrestricted, globally accessible, broadcast data. Quality content from all over the Internet. Available to all of humanity. For free.

By leveraging datacasting technology over a low-cost satellite constellation, Outernet is able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. It’s the modern version of shortwave radio, or BitTorrent from space.

WHAT PROBLEM IS OUTERNET SOLVING?

There are more WiFi devices in the world than people, yet only 60% of the global population has access to the wealth of knowledge found on the Internet. The price of smartphones and tablets is dropping year after year, but the price of data in many parts of the world continues to be unaffordable for the majority of global citizens. In some places, such as rural areas and remote regions, cell towers and Internet cables simply don’t exist. The primary objective of the Outernet is to bridge this global information divide.

[outernet.is]

Notes

  1. tuesmortpourmoi reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    what if they just decide to flip the switch of the outnet off though? and what about all those signals messing with...
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  3. inthisworldonlywinteriscertain reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    Besides the Terminator reference (ick), this is a pretty good post.
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  5. maneatingbadger reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    Bold promise indeed. Also potential for low-earth orbit overcrowding.
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  22. paraparaparadigm reblogged this from futurescope and added:
    there’s already a type of internet on the ISS….
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    Wow….. 😳