THE MONDAY MOAN – A once a week spot for us to moan about the stuff that perhaps we should all be moaning about that little bit more… 

I don’t want to live in a world of micro wave energy. I think 5G is a step too far and certainly this global space network is something that we have not been consulted about. Elon Musk is not a visionary. He’s an ego driven futurist who’s business has been, for some reason, consistently supported by the US Government (conspiracy theorists please note) who wants us all to live in ‘his’ future.

I don’t want to live within somebody else’s vision but it would appear that we have no choice… It’s all about capitalism and maintaining, year on year, increasing GDP. This stands 100% opposed to the stated aims of governments and institutions to ‘save the planet’.

The big question here though is who owns space? Can I, if I had the cash, launch a satellite? Could I, like Amazon have, attempt to purchase the sky? And as the application SpaceX have made for the satellites was in the US surely the Space X satellites should only hover over the US (of course that’s an impossibility). But then who gives permission for UK skies to have SpaceX satellites streaming across the UK firmament each and every night… I assume there is a global satellite agreement of some kind that the UK, in our names, has signed up to…

Oh well, looks like the skies will never EVER be the same again…

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/02/spacex-starlink-astronomy/606169/

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Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self Published I opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales. Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG. Join Me! for a walk or two :)