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Can you diary this?
BTW, the US is on the path to global irrelevance. If only we could convince the EU Council of ministers not to bin Galileo...
Oye, vatos, dees English sink todos mi ships, chinga sus madres, so escuche: el fleet es ahora refloated, OK? — The War Nerd
Also a bit of imagination in relation to the applications it enables.
The "soft" authentication available using a combination of GPS and mobile location technology would be perfect for a global messaging/payments/clearing infrastructure.
Iraq's access - post "apocalypse now" - to global payment systems was (I don't know if it still is) essentially via satellite onto laptops.
I was involved in a bid six or seven years ago for a new satellite based payment system for Iran, but we pulled the plug on the bid when at the last minute someone asked for a 25% "commission".
As I recall, a French system got the contract....
"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed"
A bad joke?
A glimpse into the gourdian knot of his head?
Dunno. That's why I put it as a question.
Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.
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