You might have noticed that I’ve gone down a bit of a wormhole lately when it comes to space tech, and actually, to understand why, listen to the very first minute of this conversation, because we actually work out why space tech has come to the forefront of my attention. Chris Mims had a piece in the Wall Street Journal this week about the suddenly race to deliver the Internet from space. This was triggered by the recent Amazon news of course, but also, listen for more deep dives into how and why space tech is suddenly having a moment. Chris’ article from the WSJ The CNBC article I refer to briefly Sponsors: Ethoslife.com techmeme.robinhood.com
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Christopher Mims writes Keywords, a weekly column on technology. Before joining the Journal in 2014, he was the lead technology reporter for Quartz and has written on science and tech for publications ranging from Technology Review, Smithsonian, Wired, the Atlantic, Slate and other publications. Mims, who has degree in neuroscience and behavioral biology from Emory University, lives in Baltimore.