Anyone here like to dip into Tom Clancy books? You can pick 'em up pretty cheap sometimes in the bookstores. I read a couple of chapters on the 1991 Gulf War book he wrote about the airforce, which is actually quite interesting. There is no doubt about it, when going into war, this kind of fore-planning through sat photography etc, etc, is very valuable. Of course, I am positive this kind of image can probably have some excellent and peaceful uses too. But isn't it strange, how it a world, where we can now supposedly 'see' the world in much more vivid detail and from angles we never had before,... the American passport thing, and security, liabilty insurance and so forth,... all has stopped us doing stuff, you would have taken a bit for granted just a number of years back. Does anyone see a paradox in there someplace? We can see the world much clearer and in more graphic detail than ever before,... but we were never more worried about some hidden danger, that is invisible to us!
Brian O' Hanlon.