Philadelphia mulls wireless society: My head hurts just thinking about it.
For about $10 million, city officials believe they can turn all 135 square miles of Philadelphia into the world’s largest wireless Internet hot spot.
The ambitious plan, now in the works, would involve placing hundreds, or maybe thousands of small transmitters around the city — probably atop lampposts. Each would be capable of communicating with the wireless networking cards that now come standard with many computers.
I wonder how high the hotspot would extend &mdash would planes passing over Philadelphia be able to connect? Imagine the security implications…