Global 5G Internet: The World’s First ‘Universal Basic Service’?
Last month, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a prototype of its Starlink satellite. With them, Musk hopes to create the world's first global Internet service. But, should space be merely a new arena for the dominance of global mega-corporations? And could we repurpose this new infrastructure for emancipatory ends? In this article, Aaron Bastani argues that the repurposing of this vital service could help socialists begin dreaming as big as the oligarchs.