Commerical GPS Turns 25: How the Undesirable Armed forces Tech Discovered Its Actual Calling



It’s hard to imagine in this paranoiac age of electronic eavesdropping, data mining and myriad digital spying schemes by nefarious civilians, corporations and Big Brother government, but at one time the military actively fought against implementing arguably the most important spy tech of all time — GPS.

Not only did the military finally agree to build the GPS system, but “Tear down this wall!” President Ronald Reagan directed the Department of Defense to declassify it as well as actively aid and abet commercial GPS development.

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