When it comes to really wild wireless ideas, consider Gaiacomm International Corporation. On its welcome page we read that the company will be “Bringing the next generation of global wireless communication technology to life. Gaiacomm International Corporation is committed to developing an Earth-friendly 4G specification that will transform communication technology worldwide”. So far so good. We then learn that “Our goal is to have data rates up to 100 Tbps, tera-bits-per-sec. New design techniques, however, are needed to make this happen at our desired target of one-tenth the cost of 3G.” A Terabit, in case you don’t happen to know, is a thousand Gigabits, or a million megabits. It certainly is a lot of bits. Among the publications on their web site we find a fascinating interview with Frost & Sullivan and a document titled 4G Wireless Communication. We also note that Frost & Sullivan Honors Gaiacomm International with 2004 Wi-Max Technology Innovation of the Year Award! Continuing to read we find statements such as:
“GWC is intended to provide high speed; high capacity, low cost per bit, IP based services, fiberoptic wireless connection and a truly global wireless communications system operating in frequency ranges that surpass all other telecommunication companies on planet earth.”
“[Our technology] will allow enlightened minds to devote themselves into other areas of intellectual and technical enquiry. By encouraging a transparent exchange of information, peace and goodwill will undoubtedly be fostered.”
“Gaiacomm International Corporation has developed and refined a communications system that is virtually wireless on all fronts. By using the natural frequencies generated by the Earth and other bodies, Gaiacomm determined that it is scientifically possible globally to transmit a signal of any strength to all parts of the planet up to and including inner space and outer space. In all respects, this means that a form of sub-space communications has been discovered using the governing dynamics existing in the electromagnetic spectrum that radiates globally and interstellar in all forms, including the sought after ‘Dark Matter’ radiation.”
“Numerous business markets, both vertical and peripheral, will flourish because Gaiacomm exists. Which is to say, that because of the power that Gaiacomm’s terahertz technology will provide, and the inadequacy of 3rd Generation wireless technology to meet the needs of the marketplace, a move from 3G developments to 4G will occur rapidly once the opportunities for new applications, and new features for old applications, becomes evident. Now there has been heavy investment in 3G, and many will resist at first, but soon even the most obstinate of these businesses will come to accept that trying to build on the backbone of 3G wireless symbolizes a pointless tussle with the obsolete.”
“What is unique about Gaiacomm’s value proposition for the wireless communication sector? Our Antennae/Amplifiers cover a broadcast range of five million square surface miles, using the magnetic fields of the earth. Our name, in fact, Gaiacomm, is the combination of telescoping two words — “Gaia”, the Greek word for earth or earth-friendly, and “comm”, short for communications — to derive its message of using the natural properties of the planet to enable telecommunications. With nine of these Antenna/Amplifier towers and 27 attendant CRITERIA towers (3 per A/A tower) to handle billions of calls and data transmissions, there will not be a place on the earth, or below it, that cannot be served. And due to the strength of its near infrared spectrum wavelength, no natural impediments or physical barriers will disrupt the signal in any measurable form. Some day in the not-too-distant future, those born today will view old Verizon commercials — the ones with the catchphrase, “Can you hear me now?” — and they will ask incredulously, “What was that all about?” ”
This is pretty powerful stuff – no false modesty here! Now GWC is not claiming that it has this technology available (or does it?). It apparently was seeking funding to develop the technology. One wonders what happened to this revolutionary technology since 2004.