The first major issue we encounter is at what altitude can we place our orbiting satellites? This is arelatively easy thing to approximate. The speed of light, in a vacuum, is constant. It travels at299,792,458 m/s or nearly 300,000 Km/s and somewhat slower depending on the medium ittransverses. Whilst at a glance it would seem that you can place the satellites anywhere you like,there is a practical limit given the need for two-way communication with the human brain.Whilst it may seem to us that we experience the world as it is happening there is, in fact, a smalldelay. This can be anywhere from 100-200ms. To be of any use, an A.I. needs to be able toanalyze information almost as fast as a human can perceive it. That is, for the A.I. to appear to be “in your head”, like a form of Schizophrenia, it must leverage the window provided by the 100-200ms delay. Thus, a round trip, including processing, must be under 200ms for the illusion to be
Our constellation is not hindered by line-of-sight requirements of Microwaves as SLF/ELF waves canpass through relatively deep rock and water without a corresponding drop off in signal strength.Thus, a significant drop in altitude would not effect the coverage to any great extent and 30-60satellites could provide global coverage.Such a system need only generate around 0.00000002079 Watts, at ground level on the rightfrequency, to trigger the firing of a neuron. Thus, the SLF/ELF transmitters do not need to be of classical large sizes allowing for dense, power efficient, transmitter arrays in a form factor suitablefor satellite deployment. Just keep in mind that an antenna’s function is to increase the amplitudeof a wave through electrical resonance. With such small amplitudes, the classical submarinetransmitters of 50Km or more are not required. In this form factor, a very rough estimate of a fewthousand small antennas, per satellite, is feasible.So, we have a good approximation of the infrastructure required and the limits that physicsimposes. What we need to analyze now is the processing of that information. Input, Input, Input
Of course, certain architecture choices can provide additional features applicable to intelligencegathering. The first is the storage and analysis of historical information. This allows the A.I. to referto elements in your past, even though it was not specifically examining you at the time. This canbe used to increase the Schizophrenic illusion by inferring that the voice, or personality, wasalways there. Further to this, an individual not aware of the presence of this system, could havetheir opinions and feelings manipulated. This is especially useful when a certain political outcome isdesired, such as peace negotiations or trade decisions.A second design choice and arguably the most useful, is a modification on keyword analysis. “KeyThought Analysis” reviews all data in a particular grid search (for example a province inAfghanistan) to reveal individuals thinking of specific activity. Once located, the spacial resolutioncan be widened to reveal individuals in their presence and whether this was a group planning anattack.Finally, we could have two or more layers of satellites, one used for real-time interaction with anA.I. and a second set simply gathering information. The latter could be at any altitude.