Re: Biological Implants for Digital Telecommunications

Eugene Leitl (
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 08:39:40 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 10 Feb 1997, my inner geek wrote:

> Since good chunks of spectrum will soon be available for "public use"

Free channels are a costly commodity. I very much doubt any bandwidth
will be available for free, certainly not for long time. The only thing
which might be free are direct line-of-sight laser links.

> and DSPs are so cheap it would seem likely that the internet will
> soon have publicly affordable gigabandwidth, very-low power digital
> cellular wireless routing will soon be achieved?

Crosscheck James Rogers' fascinating revelation of a soon-to-come
internet-thru-space infrastructure by a LEO sat fleet. Since our cities
are not designed for stringing optical fibre effortlessly, launching
sats is paradoxically cheaper.
It's insane, but it's true. We must redesign our cities from
scratch, which needs G$$'s and a lot of people cooperating, which will
simply not happen. So gimme the LEO sats, and quick.


> my inner geek