Why is every fucking billionaire suddenly obsessed with putting thousands of satellites into orbit? Do they just really love cluttering up the night sky, or what?

For real though, this is basically a bunch of white people trying to colonise the night sky. They're arguing it's internet infrastructure? A bunch of white people bringing their vision of civilisation to people in those poor countries sounds awfully familiar...

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Also, random concern of mine, a bunch of tech bros have built software to keep those musky satellites flying in regular formation. They're designed so they can have their orbital position adjusted to keep them moving "in formation".

I genuinely wonder how long it's going to be until someone figures out how to make their thousands of satellites spell out COCA COLA in the night sky.

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@InvaderXan This is very literally the exact discussion that got me into physics when I was 11 or 12, with my cousin who was doing PhD research at Princeton in astrophysics. He came to visit us in WV, and we sat outside that night watching the stars and talking about this. It was just theoretical and kinda funny then, but omg so very real and terrifying now.

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