Sunday, April 17, 2016

[uhgfhmup] Solar powered buoy

Intriguing is a computer mounted in a buoy floating in international waters (terra nullius), so not subject to the laws of any country on what it may compute, most famously laws about copyright.  As computers get more powerful, it may begin to resemble a person not subject to any laws.

Use solar power.  Or maybe wind or wave or tide.

How can it communicate with land, especially if it needs to do so surreptitiously?

How can it defend itself from being discovered and destroyed?  It might begin to resemble an autonomous submarine.

Of course, nature makes the ocean already a harsh place to try to survive, e.g., storms.

Previously, a satellite.  Space is also terra nullius.

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