With the raggle taggle army of bloggers, alt_media journalists, video creators, marginalised writers and maverick media pundits who have taken on the task of defending liberty already engaged on several fronts, Microsoft's multibillonaire chairman and pokenose in chief Bill Gates has announced his backing for a new tech start-up that will be able to stream 'live and unfiltered' high definition footage of every inch of the planet from a network of satellites to any
government or corporate snoopers willing to pay to spy on us security agencies concerned for our safety.
The startup, to be named EarthNow, plans to launch 500 satellites to cover the whole of the planet's surface with Orwellian 'Big Brother' style real-time video surveillance.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son and aerospace giant Airbus are also backing the project have joined Gates as backers of the project. The price of getting the network operational could run to $1 billion (£700m), although the value of individual investors commitments has not been revealed.
Applications could include tracking illegal fishing, monitoring the weather and tracking natural migrations globally. There's no mention of anything that would benefit the majority, such as monitoring suspected terrorists or people trafficking operations of course.
EarthNow founder Russel Hannigan said: 'Our objective is simple; we want to connect you visually with Earth in real-time. We believe the ability to see and understand the Earth live and unfiltered will help all of us better appreciate and ultimately care for our one and only home.'
Which is a simple case of talking bollocks.