Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 makes it clear: we need to rethink black boxes

By Stephen Trimble – The ongoing mystery of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is the fault of a bizarre quirk in our networked society. Even cars have broadband connectivity now, but the modern jet airliner – perhaps our most technologically evolved mode of transport – still exists in the age of radio.

The system that powers the plane is limited to pre-dial-up internet connection speeds.

The commercial aircraft upon which we depend for transportation and economic growth need to finally enter the Information Age. Then searches for missing planes won’t have to resemble the hunt for Amelia Earhart [2]. more>

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