2/08/2005

GPS is Disrupting Lighthouses

Here's an interesting illustration of how GPS technology is causing:disruption in one industry:
The popularity of the satellite-based global positioning system has led to the closure of lighthouses along the German coast. Many more may soon be extinguished. But critics question whether the new system is reliable and safe enough to warrant the closure of these historical beacons of safety.

1 comment:

  1. A ship with a broken GPS, or GPS jammed during war needs a fall back system. Lighthouses were originally built and maintained in many cases by the insurance companies. Let the German government sell the lighthouses to them.

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