NASA has allocated $ 333 thousand to the team of the University of Akron for the development of a network based on the blockchain
Seven-mile steps approaching the time when the blockchain-specialists will find the application of technology even in the conditions of open space. The funny thing is that for today it can sound like a crazy concept for many, and tomorrow it will become a reality!
Yesterday it became known that in the framework of the program of grants for the exploration of space technologies, NASA allocated one of them for $ 333,000 to the team of the University of Akron, led by Associate Professor Jin Wei.
The main task of the team will be the development of a special network based on the blockchain that allows satellites to move safely even at a critical distance from the Earth while retaining the opportunity to make their own decisions.
The senior lecturer stated that she was going to even create her own satellite using blockchain technology. Most of the satellites currently in use wireless communication technology to connect to the Earth and, as it moves away from it, the transmission of information may take too long, or even break altogether.
This became a real problem for scientists, because in the event of a collision with any objects, like space debris or, when you need to record data about a meteorite, the satellite simply can not do it in a timely manner.
According to Jin, they with the team will be able to develop a technology that allows satellites to avoid undesirable “encounters” with space objects, as well as automate important tasks. For example, recording information about a particular space body.
In the concept, which the team members shared with the publication of Bitcoins Channel, the technology of blockchain, artificial intelligence and computing architecture was used. Due to these three “pillars”, the speed of satellite response to the surrounding objects will be increased and the hardware capability to independently make decisions will be activated.
Such statements bothered users who predicted many versions of how mechanisms and machines will capture the world tomorrow. But while the sound of the blaster is not heard outside the window, and Skynet’s servants are not marching in the streets, there are no objective reasons for excitement.