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Carl Sagan Called it an Abomination


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#16    glorybebe

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

Does this remind anyone else of Futurama?

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:45 AM

View Postglorybebe, on 28 November 2012 - 06:41 AM, said:

Does this remind anyone else of Futurama?

Or Heinlein's, "The Man who Sold the Moon". :)

I've never read it, now I want to.

Edited by Likely Guy, 28 November 2012 - 07:51 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:50 AM

I bet Google'll leap at this idea.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:22 AM

View Post747400, on 28 November 2012 - 07:50 AM, said:

I bet Google'll leap at this idea.
They would have the cash to pull it off too....

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

This is where greed has come to? It's not enough to invade our homes with their incessant telemarketing clap trap now I have to be confronted with ads while stargazing?  These people need to be locked up for the good of mankind, they are not sane to think we are there as a "potential opportunity" for them  to make a buck every which way we turn in life.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

View PostLikely Guy, on 28 November 2012 - 07:45 AM, said:

Or Heinlein's, "The Man who Sold the Moon". :)

I've never read it, now I want to.

You should read it... It's a really good book... I would also recommend his book "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"... It's not about ads and money and such but it's about Earth side corporations/governments thinking they own the Lunar colonies and can do what they want with them, with no thought to the colonists needs or wants...


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

View Post747400, on 28 November 2012 - 07:50 AM, said:

I bet Google'll leap at this idea.
Astronauts in the ISS have full access to the internet, so when they browse Google or Facebook for family contact, no doubt they see the same type of user targeted advertising as us.
So I suppose you could really say space is already seeing our advertising.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

View Postsynchronomy, on 28 November 2012 - 05:37 PM, said:

Astronauts in the ISS have full access to the internet, so when they browse Google or Facebook for family contact, no doubt they see the same type of user targeted advertising as us.
So I suppose you could really say space is already seeing our advertising.

Uh, they DO NOT have full, unrestricted access to the Internet.
It's a security precaution for very good reasons.


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

View Postpallidin, on 28 November 2012 - 06:11 PM, said:

Uh, they DO NOT have full, unrestricted access to the Internet.
It's a security precaution for very good reasons.
I understood they did have full access, but that their connection was highly filtered through an interface to ensure no malicious content.
I stand corrected.  I may have misunderstood the extent of the filtering.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:43 AM

LEO full on Add`s ? Where will it start,and End ? WHo will be first to start the race? We already have too much junk in orbit to put any more into orbit ! Lets just pray that the guys with the brains stop this in the bud !

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

View PostR4z3rsPar4d0x, on 28 November 2012 - 04:22 AM, said:

at what point does mankind stop and say Maybe we shouldnt do this. :td:

Sadly the answer to that is usually "When it's not cost effective and profitable."

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:53 AM

Your grand kids will have it. In fact, they'll think a sky without ads is as quaint as a rotary telephone.


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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:47 AM

View PosttheSOURCE, on 01 December 2012 - 05:53 AM, said:

Your grand kids will have it. In fact, they'll think a sky without ads is as quaint as a rotary telephone.
They might think our society obssessed with devising pointless consumer products that no one really needs and selling them to people who never knew that they couldn't live without it, purely in order to make global megacorporations even richer, is as quaint as feudalism.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

It's been about 10 years since this trial balloon was floated and we've heard no more about it so I sincerely hope the ad companies have realized it would be a counter productive effort.  But with the mores of the world changing so rapidly I don't hold hope it will be avoided forever.  It would make me very angry and very sad if it became a reality.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

Why think first space adverts will be for Coke or Bic Macs, more likely you will see adverts for Gazprom or Aeroflot....

Or perhaps first space adverts will be from China and they will just say "Buy Everything!" because by then everything will be made in China...





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