[extropy-chat] Worldwide SOS system

Emlyn emlynoregan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 08:50:49 UTC 2005

On 05/10/05, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 04, 2005 at 11:45:27PM -0500, Brian Atkins wrote:
> > Also, isn't the refresh rate of remote area satellite data extremely slow?
> > Last time I looked it seemed some areas were using imagery that was years
> > out of date.
> Exactly.
> Radio technology is extremely mature nowadays, especially
> with software radios and global coveragey satellites. A mobile phone (with
> some foldable photovoltaics or a crank dynamo) could easily
> double as an emergency beakon.
> With a satellite phone with integrated GPS getting help is a no-brainer.
> Notice that vehicle tracking (by GRPS) can now be done for
> 40 EUR/month with a proprietary GPSoverIP protocol, with
> 300-400 EUR worth of hardware.
> --
> Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a>

Yes, well, but what if you are Lost? Tropical island, you know, like
the show, with no equipment?


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