Bad Idea of the day

Why don’t laptops antennas collaborate for better reception? If you have 12 or so laptops in a room all getting poor reception, why don’t they automatically reconfigure to be an array of antennas to get better reception? If computing power increases as it has been, then there is no reason not to use some of that to compute signal relationships and reception arrays. In short, instead of each person having a receiver, why not have an always active cloud of receivers proxying for each other and getting the message through. The packet based internet could do this, but the radio systems aren’t designed to do it. it is the conceptualization of the individual in the communication environment and the ‘individual’s privacy’ too, but that might as well be thought of as the ‘individual as market’. I’m pretty sure this idea is feasible, but i don’t know how efficient it can be done.

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One comment on “Bad Idea of the day

  1. catmistake says:

    stellar idea… ad hoc interferometry… I’m totally stealing this.

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