This technology pertains to an integration more than a breakthrough. It pertains to the real-time surveillance of the entire planet, using real-time imagery satellites, covering the entire planet. The system would be able to monitor the movement of cars, planes, people, animals, and other objects – in order to study their patterns for use in real-time applications such as Google Earth. Currently, satellites have been limited to a select group of people, usually the ultra-rich corporation and government entities, and usually for limited purposes. By having a single system that monitors everything, the data can be used by virtually anyone, as a streaming service that can be interpolated by any type of application in the cloud.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Satellite Technologies (SAT)