elon fucking musk
Elon Musk is destroying ground based astronomy, and frankly decidedly ruining the night sky forever. It will be a sad day when ground based astronomy, even casual astronomy, is blotted out by low-earth orbit satellites just so some other internet company can extract wealth from people like landlords.
Elon plans on putting up 12,000 of them by 2027. That's about 6 times the number of operational satellites currently orbiting Earth.
I've been working on a project called openEngiadina (https://openengiadina.net/), using ActivityPub for "local knowledge".
We have an initial demo: https://openengiadina.net/geopub/
It's still very rough, but I hope enough to demonstrate how events, points of interest, local organizations and businesses can be created, shared and be discovered on the Fediverse.
A longer explanation of the demo and some background: https://inqlab.net/2020-04-06-geopub-activitypub-for-content-curation.html
This work has been supported by @NGIZero.
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