New research shows Elon Musk’s broadband network could be tweaked to work as an alternative to GPS.
So SpaceX decides to launch another 60 starlink satellites and it did last night. I'd been very excited about this even before I knew Space X or Elon Musk. But now that it is finally happening, I can't help but wonder about the side effects, especially in relation to the recent affairs in terms of data security etc. We are blocking Huawei's 5G infrastructture but how reliable is internet provided by a US company that may be coerced into offering governmental backdoors like Microsoft or Google does? I do believe that there is reason to suspect these companies, especially in light of what's been outed on Wikileaks. But data security isn't the only issue of contention here. It's also the fact that these satellites disrupt astronomers' view of outer space. And It also pollutes the lower orbits with tremendous number of satellites and it can get hairy real soon. What are your thoughts on this?