Using a pulsed laser beam from aboard its recently launched Lunar and Atmospheric Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), NASA has transmitted data over the 239,000 miles between the Moon and Earth at a record-breaking download rate of 622 megabits per second. Say goodbye to the glacial transmission speeds of RF…
Question: would you sign up for a one-way trip to Mars? Followup question for those who answered "No": what if you had an internet connection? Obviously, a lifetime on Mars would be a lot more enjoyable with a steady diet of cat videos. But would it be possible?
Vint Cerf knows the internet. He co-created it in its baby military form, and he now serves as Google's "Internet Evangelist." You might be surprised, then, when he says the internet isn't a human right—but he's correct.