one of the sauna people is currently in bhutan, on a research project about desaster prevention which also requires surveying and mapping regions.
guess what. about two weeks ago, the global positioning system – that they relied on quite heavily – stopped working. guess why.
“The United States should ensure that the GPS space segment remains subject to its control in order to protect its national security interests.”
hm. just wondering how many boats and mountaineerers on the globe got lost because the us started protecting its national security interests. another article about military origins and increasing – well, at present, decreasing – civilian use of gps.