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SPACE: Rich Guys and Corporations Want to Build Earth Surveillance Satellites

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A bunch of very big corporations and rich men are hoping to start watching the whole Earth at all times with video cameras in outer space.

EarthNow LLC, a company that counts among its investors Bill Gates, Airbus, SoftBank and the “colorful” tech tycoon Greg Wyler, announced plans Wednesday (April 18) to “deploy a large constellation of advanced imaging satellites that will deliver real-time, continuous video of almost anywhere on Earth.” The goal, the company said, is to offer customers the ability to watch events unfold on the planet in real time. EarthNow’s website lists the far-ranging events the satellite constellation would keep an eye on, from “illegal fishing ships in the act” and “hurricanes and typhoons as they evolve,” to “large whales as they migrate” and even your home.

In other words: a privately owned global surveillance network in space!

By Rafi Letzer – Full Story at Live Science

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1 thought on “SPACE: Rich Guys and Corporations Want to Build Earth Surveillance Satellites”

  1. Hhhmmm…. a privately owned global surveillance network in space…. We won’t have to wait for Trump to tweet to know what’s going on….

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