Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Prophet

Daniel Keys Moran is among my favourite writers. His Continuing Time series has been almost prophetic at spotting trends. AIs as internet filters, automatic shotguns, suborbitals and genetic engineering.

His book, The Last Dancer had the Johnny Rebs planning to crash the Earth Internet by taking out the UN routers, located in space. Of course, te protagonist, Trent Castenaveras can't allow that, so he ends up blocking the move.

So, when I come across news stories like this, I just shake my head, and go, wow:

US military plans to put Internet router in space

Cisco Systems and Intelsat General, a subsidiary of Intelsat, are among the companies selected by the U.S. Department of Defense for its Internet Routing In Space (IRIS) project, which aims to deliver military communications through a satellite-based router.

Ever closer to an interplanetary internet.

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