3 thoughts on “July 7, 2018

  1. Question 1:
    With the likelihood of corrosion in the sea, likelihood of these cables needing replacement (at any point in time) would be extremely high?
    Question 2:
    If this actually works, and worse -if it works better like currently available transmission methods, a whole lot of GUYS are going to want to build similar LONG cables in the sea -which will only result in even more interference in ocean systems?
    BUT,
    1.If the end is near, does anyone want to ruminate over these questions?
    2.Since Jim Toomey is now a cartoonist, probably shouldn’t be asking about these rather serious questions about a COMIC-STRIP, not on a Saturday!🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

    • The first transatlantic cable was laid in 1858 and worked for about 3 weeks. The cause was a self taught electrical engineer trying to score points over Lord Kelvin by driving the cable at much higher voltages than Kelvin advocated and destroying the insulation. The next cable, laid in 1865, was more successful and since then cables have been laid to connect all continents. The difference of this one is the capacity, not the concept.

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