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Suspicious of Starlink capability? EM could become most powerful being on this planet. Or Lex Luthor could

Suspicious of Starlink capability? EM could become most powerful being on this planet. Or Lex Luthor could

With the sky covered in satellites belonging essentially to one company and predominantly by one man, and knowing how every Tesla can be over the air updated at any time, I can only think SpaceX also will conform to the mold.
What exactly in the way of spyware, AI and warfare capability is Starlink capable of?
Also by blotting out the sky to telescopes, SpaceX has control of visibility . A SpaceX Starlink could annihilate every thing else in orbit.
Elon in his hats of the mad scientist, alien, victim, science fictionado, cleverer than all of us, could easily have fitted one, some or all with extra capability which can be updated instantly. EM is now the most powerful being on this planet, given these capabilities.

"What do you think, in the comments below"

Atoms | 3 febbraio 2020

Think it’s time you get fitted for an aluminum foil hat. Elon Must is definitely changing ground rules for those who currently have the power today. If no one responds to the changing competitive environment, Elon Musk will gain influence by providing services and products which are very compelling to most everyone out there.

Get prepared, make aluminum foil hats fret again!

Magic 8 Ball | 3 febbraio 2020

I think Elon is going to steal the moon.

Trekman | 3 febbraio 2020

Steal it from who? Nobody owns the moon do they?

kevin_rf | 3 febbraio 2020

He just wants to mine all the cheese.

Joseb | 3 febbraio 2020

I'm more suspicious about people who are this suspicious.

casun | 3 febbraio 2020

how high are you?

teslamazing | 3 febbraio 2020

Higher than Elon Musk ...

Frank99 | 3 febbraio 2020

An interesting question will surround the conflicts caused by having a non-government controlled internet source. China, Russia, the USA, Singapore, etc., won't be able to install their little firewalls and gateways and monitor their citizens access to the internet as they do now. It'll be interesting to see how that works out...

Ross1 | 3 febbraio 2020

Would NASA even know what software is on the satellites, more than stuff to open gloveboxes and indicators I am sure.

andy.connor.e | 4 febbraio 2020

Hes not the most powerful yet. He does not own a significant portion of vehicles on the road. Hes on track to become the global mammoth

Atoms | 4 febbraio 2020

Elon will have total control over Teslaquila sales on Mars and no other competing Tequila will be allowed. What are we going to do?

Nexxus | 10 febbraio 2020

Its's the apocalypse coming, I tells ya, the apocalypse!! The end is near!

Sarah R | 10 febbraio 2020

Shipstone Corporation.

andy.connor.e | 10 febbraio 2020

Oh its the apocalypse alright. The apocalypse of the status quo automotive industries.

MrSexyTime | 10 febbraio 2020

You know EM is a t-1000, right? It's in the disclaimers when you order a cyber truck.

Kathy Applebaum | 10 febbraio 2020

@Atoms Aluminum foil doesn't work -- it must be tin. That's why the government replaced all the tin foil with aluminum. The black helicopters took it all away one night.

Ross1 | 20 febbraio 2020

@" andy.connor.e | February 4, 2020

Hes not the most powerful yet. He does not own a significant portion of vehicles on the road. Hes on track to become the global mammoth"

But he does own more satellites than anyone.

Can you all guarantee to yourselves, that Starlink software is not built capable of both good and nefarious upgrades OTA?

What if the Saudis buy SpaceX, now theres a thought for your tin hats.

Can you guarantee SpaceX will not get into the hands of a Lex Luthor? 300 years even?

gmr6415 | 20 febbraio 2020

Ross1, "Can you all guarantee to yourselves, that Starlink software is not built capable of both good and nefarious upgrades OTA?"

To date there are no satellite antennas in Teslas...no OTA satellite updates.

andy.connor.e | 20 febbraio 2020

Starlink is more likely to just physically replace the satellites than OTA upgrades, but i do not know. Start putting money aside for when starlink goes public.

Geico | 20 febbraio 2020

xD

When it is cloudy outside good luck getting internet service. Hughes net really took off lmao. I'll stick with my broadband internet service.

andy.connor.e | 20 febbraio 2020

Cant even wait for the service to be available before bad mouthing it.

Geico | 20 febbraio 2020

Just like everyone else here does when a new EV is announced?

andy.connor.e | 20 febbraio 2020

only because they label themselves "tesla killer" before entering production

gballant4570 | 20 febbraio 2020

Ross1, you are pissing Jeff Bezos off.....

Sarah R | 20 febbraio 2020

@mabuck I've used InMarSat BGAN service in some very remote areas and thick cloud cover. Iridium satellite phones work well too. Starlink will do exactly what it's intended to do: provide reliable broadband Internet to any point on the planet. I'm just not comfortable with the side effect of permanently altering the night sky.

teslu3 | 20 febbraio 2020

Why are so many now worried about altering the night sky? Severe light pollution is pervasive. Have you personally seen any StarLink satellites, and been adversely affected? The reflectivity of so many satellites will affect long exposure astrophotography. Image stacking is becoming common so images with moving objects (satellites, planes, clouds, meteors...) can be eliminated. Enhancements to improve wide area photographs are needed and technically feasible, and perhaps SpaceX/StarLink will aid such developments in addition to darkening and accurate orbit predictions for their satellites.

Geico | 20 febbraio 2020

Sarah R,

The latency and packet loss will result in a poor internet experience when there is cloud cover. Sat phones struggle in certain areas and voice data is one of the easiest transmittable signals. Sat phones and internet require a completely different wavelength and for higher speeds will be an even more unreliable wavelength.

5G is prime example.

andy.connor.e | 20 febbraio 2020

Light travels 50% faster in a vacuum. Less repeating stations in space than on ground. Latency could be lower than fiberoptics. Even if starlink has high latency, it will not affect streaming or regular web browsing.

mrburke | 20 febbraio 2020

Maybe they could make "EM" or an EM-like fiction character as the next bond villain. The movie could have some really great car chases

Titles "Charge Another Day", "400 is not enough" "Lithium Finger"

Ross1 | 20 febbraio 2020

so many off topic