I am disgusted by this idea. I would hate to think of looking up at the night sky to see an advert telling me to drink coke. Especially when large parts of my country have classified as "world heritage night sky reserve" .
My Dad's mate looks after Japanese exchange students. He told me that on the first night, a particular student went missing. They searched around the house and finally found him lying on the ground in the back yard looking at the night sky open mouthed. He explained that he never thought there were that many stars and was blown away.
Just imagine seeing man made objects catching the sun in high orbit instead of natures beauty.
Edited by Professor Buzzkill, 28 November 2012 - 03:05 AM.
If it's a choice of neon banners advertising Nike shoes or covergirl makeup versus a network of satellites containing multiple individually targetted nuclear warheads...umm,
I'll take shoes for $500 please Alex.
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