Joe Trusnik (
Mon, 01 Feb 1999 10:26:51 -0500

At 09:38 AM 2/2/99 +1100, david wrote:


<excerpt> Anybody out there in extropy-land who is following R&D breakthroughs

on WWVs?

They have got to be the ultimate communications device particularly if

we can get them down to gnat-size.

Bandwidth is the obvious constraint at the moment but somewhere

between satellite LEOS (v2.001k), cels G3 and perhaps the next generation of GSM we must be getting close.

When brainstorming some possible applications I got :-

" Patch me thru to McGarret! ... Book Him Danno"

& if your server is down , get a digital mugshot (the Web's Most Wanted?)

perhaps share your precious moments ( mountain top sunrises?) with loved-ones

&/or the world

And for those really mega-events (perhaps the dawn of the

new-millennium somewhere near the DateLine in a Pacific paradise) a good proportion of

the populace could come close to a feeling of being part of that often

dreamt about, ultimate good-vibe of universal consciousness.

I'd love to get some dialog going on WWVs and where they may take us.





Hey, didn't somebody just talk about a juiced-up prosthetic arm? How long do you think it'll take before these two ideas merge, if they ever do?

--Joe Trusnik