Albuquerque Express – According to this linked article, NASA will have a viable “space internet” by 2011, which will allow for broadband access between planets, space stations, shuttles etc.Â Â Sounds frivalous at first until you realize how much that kind of communication is a necessity for continued space exploration.
Which begs the question – how long before we get the first “Twitter From Mars”?Â Sounds like a porn title, doesn’t it?Â Or how long before an astronaut is busted for illegal file sharing (UFO – Unidentified Filesharing Object)?Â Or the first Facebook break-up IN SPACE??
These are the things I think of when sitting on the toilet at 4am.
Thanks to my buddy Steve for submitting the article.
REVISION: PORN!Â I totally forgot about that which the internet was created for. . . downloading PORN!Â I’ll bet 50 bucks that a 10 year study in 2032 shows that 85% of internet bandwidth is used for I-Tunes 2020 and downloading porn!Â Now I just hope to live long enough to see if I’m right. . . .