[extropy-chat] Worldwide SOS system

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 03:09:31 UTC 2005

On 10/5/05, Damien Sullivan <phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 10:25:44AM +0930, Emlyn wrote:
> > So how about this... set up a system for constantly analysing the most
> > recent high res map information, looking for a big "SOS" anywhere in
> > the world. Send any positive results along with GPS coordinates to
> I only dip into the list these days, but this was well worth the dip. Nice
> idea. Hell on the lost in the wilderness stories, though. :)

Sadly, I'm pretty sure if you have the means to build a sign visible from
orbit, you have more than sufficient means to reach civilization, so the
lost in the wilderness stories stay. It's a clever idea, though!

- Russell
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