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The Watcher Watchers

Bill Gates is teaming up with two corporations to build a system that will produce real-time images of the earth on demand. This might allow citizens to monitor the activities of nation states as they unfold. The only point of doubt: the compute power on each satellite is slated to be 10x the combined processing power of all existing satellites in orbit. Either they’re going to use extremely low-power technology, or have dauntingly large solar panel arrays…

Or existing satellites are really, really dumb.

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