In a recent article:
Better terrain maps of Earth... and beyond
"The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) thinks that today's computer maps of the Earth are inaccurate for its needs. So it recently awarded a grant to a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) researcher to develop better computer terrain maps of the surface of Earth and even our moon or Mars. RPI will develop new methods of compressing the data gathered by radar and laser scanning. Even if there is a specific focus to improve navigation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and to position soldiers where they have the best visibility of their surroundings, other applications are envisioned, such as radio-rowers on the moon or Mars."
There has been an increased move in the need to 'map the world' from the skies to the bottom of the oceans - and the military complex is way ahead in this compared to civilian projects such as Google Earth.
In the future I feel that everything will be mapped - social ubiquitous mapping: the merging of the human with the social, environmental and technological... everywhere mapped + wired - and all of us plugged into this super mesh...
but if we're all in it - who's outside pulling the strings??
As I see it - what's behind our evolution is not biological intelligence, or non-biological intelligence: its intelligent information. And we are, in this stage of evolution, biological carriers for it. The Mesh is a realm where we can't get off it - enclosed fusion of the organic with the intelligent information.
Thats why I see the military as playing right into the hands of this development - they are in delusion, believing they can control it - or 'strategize' it. When immersed in the Mesh completely, all boundaries will blur; the objective will be simultaneously everywhere - like a quantum hologram.
And like an insect that builds its protective nest around itself whilst on the inside...to hibernate and close itself in...
Remember in this - 'the sleeper must awaken' (Dune)