Forget the Internet - soon there will be the OUTERNET: Company plans to beam free Wi-fi to every per

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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 01:57 PM
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An ambitious project known as Outernet is aiming to launch hundreds of miniature satellites into low Earth orbit by June 2015
Each satellite will broadcast the Internet to phones and computers giving billions of people across the globe free online access
Citizens of countries like China and North Korea that have censored online activity could be given free and unrestricted cyberspace
'There's really nothing that is technically impossible to this'




Forget the Internet - soon there will be the OUTERNET: Company plans to beam free Wi-fi to every person on Earth from space Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... qM Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Pretty exciting stuff here. This could unite the globe! No ISPs, maybe no NSA. Free, free I tell ya! This could really blow the freedom of information out of the water.
Just what are all the implications of this?
Any thoughts?



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posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:01 PM
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You think with all the money that is ripped off of us consumers will just cease to be paid out? There will still be loopholes. The phone companies will lock access unless a fee is paid or something.....They will still get their money one way or another!

Or this will never happen.....That would be my guess....Too much money to lose



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:01 PM
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This is not "Forget Internet", it`s more internet for everyone



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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Would be nice. And it just makes sense that everyone should have free net, it seems to be more of a right than a consumer product now.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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Free global internet access would mean the end of a lot of major companies. You might as well enable cars to run on water at 200 miles to the quart.
edit on 17-2-2014 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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First of all, its the Daily Mail.
Then it claims this:


An ambitious project known as Outernet is aiming to launch hundreds of miniature satellites into low Earth orbit by June 2015

Which is only next year
Then it says this:


The group is hoping to raise tens of millions of dollars in donations to get the project on the road.

Which means its going to take a lot more than 12 months.
its a great idea, but methinks its all pie in the sky...



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:03 PM
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It will no doubt have ads attached or some similar revenue creating process.
But it will be globally accessible and no fee charged.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:05 PM
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Oh how I would love to see this come to fruition,but sadly as everything else with no profit for any major players,it will likely never happen. Iam so sick of paying inflated prices for wifi from a big name company,for second rate service and a net connection worse than some in developing countries. I joked to my hubby the other day that our net connection needed viagra because it's down more than up. Lol



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:07 PM
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Yes, and it probably won't be broadband.
Access anywhere is the goal, I think.
Kind of like what AT&T did in the beginning. It was about universal access.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:09 PM
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Things change, that's the one thing you can count on.
Where is a good place to get a buggy whip? Used to be a big business.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:10 PM
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This "outernet" won't be for open communication between individuals. This "net" like everything else will be controlled by multinational
corporations for the purpose of advertising and propaganda.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:12 PM
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But it is being discussed. If they get the tech squared away and beta test successfully, some one will pick up on it. I feel it to be inevitable.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:14 PM
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reply to post by olaru12
 

Well that's the pessimists view and highly possible. Still technology will trickle down to the masses eventually. Think about how today's internet got started.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:15 PM
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I think this is entirely feasible - assuming the group can "raise tens of millions of dollars in donations to get the project on the road." Is that likely to happen? I think so. The first person I'd hit up would be Bill Gates. Then Zuckerman. They won't even need their arms twisted.


F&S &


The OUTERNET




posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:19 PM
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xizd1
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Things change, that's the one thing you can count on.
Where is a good place to get a buggy whip? Used to be a big business.



No, I agree with Chrisfishtenstein. (What a name, eh?)



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:20 PM
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I think you are right, there are plenty of "big money boys" looking for a place to spend their money. This type of investment could have huge returns, and impart quite a bit of power and influence. To some guys "tens of millions of dollars" is no big deal.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:21 PM
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AfterInfinity
Free global internet access would mean the end of a lot of major companies. You might as well enable cars to run on water at 200 miles to the quart.
edit on 17-2-2014 by AfterInfinity because: (no reason given)
Yeah, that would be awful wouldn't it. (*sarcasm)



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:34 PM
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If this project found a way to get off the ground and be fully implemented, how would that affect us as a global community?
Giving third world counties access to info about health, clean water, modern farming methods and world events would surely have a profound effect on all of us.
What might some of these implications be?



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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LOL, "free".

Nothing is free. You are just going to trade information for bandwidth.



posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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Giving third world counties access to info about ...modern farming methods ...would surely have a profound effect on all of us.
What might some of these implications be?


uhm. Let me think now. ....More prion diseases?





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