Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend the frontiers of capitalism

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 10.20.51 am [image] A Google Project Loon balloon which aims to provide Wi-Fi connections from the edges of space. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images (Retrieved fromhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/29/silicon-valley-exploits-space-evgeny-morozov#img-1

Silicon Valley exploits time and space to extend the frontiers of capitalism

Satellites, drones and balloons can make global connectivity a reality – but this space race is about profits not altruism

The US Congress quietly passed an important piece of legislation this month. The Space Resource Exploration and Utilisation Act – yet to be signed by Barack Obama – grants American companies unconstrained rights to the mining of any resources – from water to gold. The era of space exploration is over; the era of space exploitation has begun! ...