Samstag, 16. Mai 2015

Diggin a little deeper outside of net: incestuous conflicts

source: by Ulson Gunnar -  In german:

Short summary:

There is strong evidence, that outernet has strong relations to Mr. Soros (84/5, still alive). So it seems, that outernet is not only a philantropic adventure, but first "big business with a human touch interface". As all those, it's primarily a project of mouth, like a brain srewdriver. Ok. That's normal in scene, but you have to clear this.

Like this: "By September, MDIF is hoping NASA will give permissions to test Outernet technology on the International Space Station." - Of course, NASA did not. It has been just buzz. As one could suppose.

And like this: "We do this because we believe every human deserves free access to essential information." - Of course they are right, like the other shout out "Let's bring democracy!" - but that's not the real motivation motor behind. I suppose the real motivation factor is making "big business" - "the next big thing" - "making money" - "doing well in life".

Let's have a short look, how they will make money, called "business plan" (do you also see the $$-eyes?):

"What is your business plan? Do you expect the cost of the lanterns to cover the cost of operating streaming services from satellites? Do you envision your service to always remain free or are you looking at a tiered service structure?"

"Great question. The creation of Lanterns (and Pillars, our High Speed receiver designed for a school or library type application) is a good revenue source but I think about those as being like the swag (albeit really awesome, extremely useful swag) a band sells at the concert. The main focus of the band is the music, or in our case the signal and information we broadcast. On that side, sponsored content and ads will be our main sources of revenue. The broadcast service will always be free. As we explore a two-way service, a tiered premium model may come into play."

So, let's conclude: outernet will be a global advertising machine, when in operation. - This has not much to do with "building humanitarian library.... Its just a phrase, it's just a trojan horse 4 the public mind".

Building Humanity's Public Library?

Really? Are they kidding? What does this mean exactly? This phrase suggests, that there is a need for an -undefined- "humanity's public library" - Far bigger than the NLC? It's my opinion, that is only a "buzz phrase" that has nothing to do with reality. Sounds so soft, so human touched. Everybody would accept this shout-out sponaneously. - But fact is: You need this mental srewdriver to inject the system into public mind, to implant the biggest global advertising machine ever seen on this planet.
What has this to to with "freedom of information"? They do not explain. Why? Because they cannot. Because of inherent logic in this process.  - This is a difficult question i cannot answer.

Activation of "free workers" is also a shame! Those people will never get anything back - execpt telling their children "in former times i have been little part of this story". Recall: Only the company will make revenues. Not the "community". - This other buzzword is widely called "community". It's another a big trojan for strengthing public acceptance.

Outernet: A satellite based one-way information distribution system

Saša Vučinić is a Serbian journalist and is the co-founder and former CEO and Managing Director of the Media Development Loan Fund.

In 1995, with seed money from George Soros's Open Society Institute (name changed today), Vučinić and the late Washington Post journalist Stuart Auerbach formed the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), an international non-profit organization based in New York City, Prague, Hong Kong, and Singapore with the goal of establishing a fund to provide loans to independent press organizations in new democracies with histories of government oppression of the media.

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is a New York-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and investment fund that provides low-cost financing to independent news media in countries with a history of media oppression. It works with newspapers, radio stations, and TV companies in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the CIS, and the Balkans.[1] It was originally founded as the Media Development Loan Fund (MDLF) before changing its name in 2013.[2]

Outernet Inc is a global broadcast data startup currently being incubated by the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), a United States-based impact investment fund and non-profit organization established in 1995 by Saša Vučinić and Stuart Auerbach. Outernet's goal is to provide free access to content from the web through geostationary and Low Earth Orbit satellites, made available effectively to all parts of the world.

(information source: wikipedia) - read more:

Social entrepreneur Syed Karim plans to make universal Internet access a reality through small satellites. Syed Karim founded Outernet to broadcast digital content from a constellation of miniature satellites to areas where internet access is blocked or unavailable. If it’s successful, anyone with a smartphone, satellite dish or simple antenna could receive news, information, online education and entertainment from the sky.

Karim, who, from also director of innovation for the Media Development Investment Fund, compares the vision to “modern shortwave radio” or “BitTorrent from space,” and expects to begin launching the satellites in early 2015.

Sonntag, 10. Mai 2015 - nice, but not affordable, offgrid solution in ivory coast

This is a new off-grid solution, esp. 4 ivory coast. 

But in the long run, i believe, this will not work, because nobody can afford those "i-packs" really and renew them every 4-5 yrs.