Facebook PixelStoring servers in space or on the moon

Storing servers in space or on the moon

Storing servers in space or on the moon

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By Shubhankar Kulkarni on Oct 29, 2020

Povilas S a month ago
Storing on the moon can have serious negative influence on data transmission speed. But I like the idea of servers being in an unclaimed space region (like international waters) therefore representing equal international availability to data. This might not necessarily become the case, but it would be nice if it was. It could become a symbol for united virtual space. Now, even though internet is considered international, there are still limiting country-related regulations and sometimes they are pretty harsh, e.g. LinkedIn banned in Russia because of its servers being stored outside of Russia's territory.
Darko Savic a month ago
Shielding the electronics from radiation would make such servers more expensive, but it would entice us to work on this problem sooner rather than later when we are a space-faring civilization.

The sheer amount of equipment needed in space would make it cost/resource-heavy.

Physically distancing the data source from the users would add lag time in communication.

This becomes much more viable once we have the capacity to build electronics from resources in space.