' Students . . . every kid coming out of school saying, “I can do that” . . can build a shoebox sized satellite . . . punch 200 of them out into space. . . provide better kind of decision-making capability . . ' Chris Tucker, Author… Click To Tweet
Today’s guest is Dr. Chris Tucker. He has recently written book called A Planet of 3 Billion. He has a strong background in topics that impact federal information technology leaders.
He has been involved in the areas of strategy, geography, and national security from the perspective of space and satellites. In addition to Chris’ Ph.D. from Columbia University he is also the chairman of the American Geographical Society. His background includes a stint at In-Q-Tel.
Federal agencies who deal with defense, agriculture, and weather are organizations who have a tremendous interest in geographical information. Chris talks about some of the current trends in getting data from satellites to the ground.
He concludes the interview with a reference to his latest book, A Planet of 3 Billion. His thesis is we have passed the point of sustainability and he gives his idea of an optimal population. Reinforcing his idea with maps and data that were difficult to put together.
Listen to the interview to learn about current trends in satellite communications. You may want to investigate his controversial thesis as well.