Is that Thane's plan? Doesn't the plan (if everything goes well) include eventual two-way communication? How did he originally envision that happening? No pressure…I will be happy with the one-way for quite some time when my Lantern arrives but, as things have gone well so far, why not shoot for the whole enchilada? I mean, why not? If we knew how Outernet envisions the two-way version working maybe its supporters could help make that happen too. I know. One step at a time. But can anyone refresh me on what is / was Outernet's plan for pulling off two-way communication? I know it's a difficult task but with all the technology out there maybe we could brainstorm new ideas to make it easier. I, personally, wouldn't care how slow or little the two-way communication would be, as it would be a massive step no matter how humble.
People have criticized Outernet because it's not as capable as what the large cellular and internet companies provide. But they forget Outernet is subscription free and it takes control of information out of the hands of companies that have long exploited their relationship with their customers. No matter Outernet's lack of bells & whistles, ISP's can't compete with that. And if you manage to implement two-way communication? The tyrannic reign of these ISP's is over.
That's why I advocate Outernet staying focused on the prize and following through with its entire plan, including eventual two-way communication. There's a reason why it was put in the long game plan, right? Someone saw that, with the right funding, it must be possible, right?