May 1, 2016

Pinpoint: GPS And The Quest For Perfect Knowledge, Greg Milner

GPS may seem cutting edge to most of us but it turns out that we are putting all our eggs into a technological basket from the seventies, which is when the Global Position System satellite network was first conceived.

The US Airforce tried their hardest to strangle the project with lack of funding. Proven by the first gulf war and used for such diverse things as turn by turn directions, monitoring seismic activity in earthquake zones and trading on the stock market this is a fascinating look at a technology that has stealthily invaded every aspect of our lives.

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