posted on May, 7 2018 @ 04:17 PM
a reply to: penroc3
Hell...I don't like it! Not at all, not even a little!
That creeps me out!
Honestly, I don't want that level of information available to ANYONE PERIOD!!!
This is a bad bad idea!
Seriously, that's the type of thing that could inspire a guy to develop DIY ASAT's... And a bunch more geek collectives to build and fire them en
Bill Gates is evil and S*** like this proves it!
The absolute best possible outcome if something like this starts being lofted is that the geek collectives really do pot them as they get lofted, and
even THAT will have multiple apocalyptic knock on effects!
1. When you arrest and imprison all your innovators and self starters for shooting down satellites technological advances are going to slow way
2. Not that it'll matter much because after you factor in that an open source ASAT would very likely use a shotgun approach and salvos of 100+ per
target... Good luck getting anything into space and keeping it functional for any length of time at all! If we were lucky we'd only face a 30 or so
year hard total timeout from being able to put anything in orbit. And that's before you consider all the very hazardous stuff already in orbit which
will come down in an uncontrolled fashion after it gets whacked by debris from other s*** that got whacked!
This is seriously a horrific idea that makes biblical S*** look bush league.