More satellite stuff, please! // Landrew Kentmore
A while ago, most awesome stuff came through wires. Telephones had weird curly wires. TVs had a fat ugly wire that came out of the wall. Even radios had big metal wires that you would pull out and plug into the air (this wire called an antenna).
It was a dangerous time because there was so much stuff to trip on and get poked by. These days, though, we don't need to worry about so many wires because scientists invented satellites!
For those who don't know, satellites are the practical versions of spaceships. While spaceships are busy trying to take over forbidden planets and destroy rogue asteroids, satellites hang out around Earth beaming down our favorite shows and telling us what the weather's going to be like. Basically, satellites are like bagels and spaceships are like donuts. It's easier to make dinner out of a bagel but I would definitely be more excited to find donuts in the kitchen.
So while satellites themselves aren't totally cool, they make other stuff way cooler, like radio and telephones and television. In fact, I think we aren't using enough satellite technology. I want to see more satellite-powered stuff. Here are some ideas:
Satellite books: Nothing sucks more than opening a giant book that looked awesome at the bookstore, reading the first page and thinking, "Oh no! This book isn't exactly how I want it to be!" That would change with books connected to satellites! You could make adjustments like shorter, longer, more action, or less big words. You could even choose "make more southern" and then there would be an apostrophe instead of the g in -ing verbs!
Satellite electricity: Nobody knows what happens if a tree falls in a forest when no one is around, but everyone knows what happens if a tree falls on your power line: no light, no air-conditioning, and no surfing the internet on your computer (stupid, double stupid, triple stupid)! What happens when a tree falls through air filled with satellite waves? Nothing! (Also, satellite electricity would help the birdhouse industry, because without power lines, birds would need somewhere to hang out.)
Satellite iced tea: A while ago, tea was just a bunch of leaves. Then someone was like, "Hey, let's toss these in some water and ice" and that's how iced tea was born. For a while it stayed like that, until some smart guy was like, "What if we tossed a lemon in this stuff?" That started people putting all sorts of fruit in iced tea! With iced-tea scientists constantly inventing new flavors, it would be great to buy a bottle of iced tea that could download the most recent flavor so you don't have to live in the past!
Here's the one downside: the more stuff we make satellite-powered, the more satellites there will be in space sending and receiving waves of information. This is great for people who build satellites for a job, but if there are a bunch of satellites in space, they might run into each other. (And if the TV satellite and the iced tea satellite collided and then your TV screen turned to iced tea and spilled all over your carpet, that could be a big mess to clean up.)