UFOs and Data: could a Decentralized Protocol Help to Identify Anomalies in the Sky?

We often hear that the Streamr tech stack sounds interesting in theory, but it’s tricky to understand exactly where and how to deploy it in practice. Let’s take a break from Web3 and look at some subjects in need of a data upgrade to imagine how a decentralized real-time data protocol, crowdselling framework, and data marketplace could be of value—starting with the fascinating, but frustratingly foggy, topic of UFO/UAP research.Seriously?Yes. For many, 2020 is likely remembered for the COVID19 pandemic. For me, it was the year I realised there might be something to the UFO phenomenon after all!The watershed moment was a clip of retired US Navy Top Gun pilot Commander David Fravor describing his encounter with a 40-foot cylindrical “Tic Tac” that he was ordered to intercept off the coast of San Diego in 2004, and which appeared to run rings around his state-of-the art jet. If you’re not familiar with this case, it’s one of the best documented (multiple credible witness and data points) and hardest to explain in prosaic terms (misidentification, hoax, known technology or natural phenomena).Commander Fravor discussing his encounter on the JRE podcastWhatever the base reality of such encounters turns out to be, listening…

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UFOs and Data: could a Decentralized Protocol Help to Identify Anomalies in the Sky?

Updated: May 11, 2022 — 10:26 am