THE SPACE SCRAPBOOK: INTERNET SIGNALS POSSIBLE ON THE MOON…
Now this is a really intriguing story, one brimming over with H.O.S. (High Octane Speculation) possibilities. It was shared by Mr. M.D.(to whom goes a big thank you). Scientists at NASA has successfully demonstrated that Internet links to the Moon are possible:
The Moon is Now a Wi-Fi Hotspot
Now the article suggests, humorously, that one reason for the test is so that the first lunar Starbuck's franchise can have its wyfy connection assured:
"Complimentary Wi-Fi is so commonplace that a business advertising its “hotspot” in the window seems somewhat passé. But a new hotspot location should impress even the most jaded among us: For the first time, scientists have demonstrated it’s possible to beam a wireless Internet signal across the 238,900 miles separating Earth from the moon.
"The demonstration, done by researchers at NASA and MIT, means that future moon explorers could theoretically check in at Mare Imbrium and post lunar selfies with greater speed than you do from your home network."
We've suggested as much ourselves in various blogs on this site, as have other commentators: a permanent human presence on our neighboring planet would, as a matter of simple human psychology, require as many creature comforts from home as possible, and one of the most essential, from a psychological point of view, would be the feeling of "remaining connected" to the bulk of the human family. Joking aside, therefore, the internet, which now forms such a crucial component of human culture and social interaction, might in a very real sense be a necessity, as would that "lunar starbuck's" or some similar means of socialization and conviviality.
But beyond this, what might this development be signaling? Quite simply and frankly this: that any permanent lunar base or colony would of necessity have to be hardwired into the global social, scientific, financial, and military architecture, and to achieve all of this, communications would be essential, and that means that the internet capability would have to be demonstrated - which they have just done. After all, the world's biggest user of the Internet is not the millions (or perhaps, now, billions) of individual users like you or me; it's CERN and its Large Hadron Collider, as the sheer volume of data gathered from each experiment, and the need to shift and share that data with scientists worldwide is a necessity.
Similarly with any lunar presence, as financial clearing between the Earth and Moon, military and secure communications, scientific data gathered on the Moon from any such permanent manned colony, would likely be a huge volume of data.
So NASA's little announcement might be heralding that such a manned colony is a public event that is just around the corner...
...or... for those who've really been paying attention and indulging in High Octane Speculation, perhaps it is more of a hint or suggestion that it's already there... I can't help but recall, in this context, a show that aired many years ago on America's popular overnight radio talk show, Coast to Coast Am with Art Bell. That night the guest made a statement that "we" could "get to the Moon and back before lunch" with the black technologies available. Of course, this is a contextual and circumstantial argument, one depending on piling up all the data and evidence for the existence of such technologies, and then projecting speculative developments from the public record. Even then, the record is suggestive. Which leaves the question of how one would pay for lunch at the Tiffany's Selene Salon, without a form of clearing. How would one transfer data to and from the Moon, without some such "lunar internet"?
So the real question here is, is this announcement a portent of future developments? or is it the drawing back of the curtain, just a little, to reveal what might already have occurred to some small degree?
See you on the flip side...
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Off topic somewhat but staying with the space meme, there have been some interesting photos released by NASA…
” How would one transfer data to and from the Moon, without some such “lunar internet”? ”
One possibility from the boys that provided the NAZI concentration camp individual tracking system – IBM – is the Optical CPU. This could be TX/RX with Lasers to and from the moon.
BTW this article is over 3 years old…
Bingo! Ding ding ding! It is interesting to note that the Nazis, as I point out in one of my books, were working on a system of “optical telephony”. Laser internet at your service. lol
TowerJazz and UCSD Demonstrate First 5G 256-Element 60 GHz Silicon Wafer-Scale Phased Array Transmitter
This material is based on research sponsored by Air Force Research
Laboratory (AFRL) and the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA).
“This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary from those projected or implied by such forward-looking statements.”
This gives new meaning to the term “Hack The Planet”
Meanwhile back here on Earth, the Corporate Constitution that supersedes ALL OTHER EARTH Bound Constitutions, is being passed, in country after country[what’s even left of these so-called countrys’ sovereignty?]. The U.S. Senate rejected it yesterday; but today made a deal with the GOP to pass a version of the TPP/TTIP.
Although the House can still kill it?
[If there’s still is any iota of democracy left in that body?]
Max Keiser even puts it Front Row & Center On Today Keiser Report
You my as well be on the Moon of your looking for
a Representative Constitution that is of, for & by the people.
Looks like the BRICS are to be the only ones left standing?
“Why I Wept at the Russian Parade”
[unless, somehow they too, sign their souls way to the Corporations]
Let’s assume for sake of argument that there already is a human presence on the Moon. The concept of space bank clearing opens mind-boggling scenarios (above all for “cosmic” fraud). But the human aspect itself is in the end what counts most. These hypothetical moonlings would be a de facto part of the breakaway civilization on which they depend for their very lives, with an added psychological burden of isolation, even if they can get to the Moon in a couple of hours. Various books and interviews by Joseph and others have mentioned the sorry condition of the members of the breakaway civilization and the types of thinking required of them, a mixture of hyperinflated egos, obsession with secrecy and fear- or domination-driven reactions. And no “Master Yoda” to help them, just manipulative 3rd generation MK Ultra trash. They are only there to fulfil a function, and if they fail, well….
Scenario 2: there is no lunar settlement yet but one is about to be set up. What degree of transparency if any can we expect from this, especially if all the current space powers form a secrecy cartel, whatever conflicts they might have on earth? Will the travellers be seen off with 1960s style fanfares, or their names kept secret, or faked, for “security reasons”? When the time finally comes for publicly acknowledged space travel/bases, their psyche is likely to be warped by the same breakaway secrecy obsession, if anything because that is all that their mentors are capable of teaching them.
On the other hand, nothing lasts forever, and certainly not in the same form. So even a “space secrecy cartel” will have to deal sooner or later with the human spirit – something they try to avoid discussing.
Great, even if one were to leave this planet they can’t escape the harmful effects of wifi bands on human health. Hard wired is the way to go, just string a big cat 5 between the earth and moon… Problem solved.
This may be the underpinnings for a cover story for the moon base we already have there.
The real question is how long the Lunar colony has been operational. And when subspace communications be available to the interstellar fleets. Just wondering if Lehman Brothers and Smith Barney have gone the space equivalent of the International Herald Tribune news service here on Earth.
And I wonder how long the “Mile High Club” has had the competition of the Moon[fill in the blank] Club?