Name: John Clayton, Lord Greystoke II
Description: Tall, dark, handsome, athletic
Occupation: Lord of the Apes
Hobbies: Swinging from vines, subduing wild beasts
Wants to meet: Woman
‘Meet Your Mate’ Satellite Internet dating website profile:
Name: Jane Porter
Description: slim, lovely, brunette
Occupation: What, me work?
Hobbies: World traveler
Wants to meet: Handsome outdoorsy-type
Purpose: To be swept away
Can you picture it? Instead of relying on the unlikelihood of two people just happening to wind up marooned at exactly the same place twenty years apart and running into their soul-mates, what if Tarzan and Jane had satellite internet and could join a dating service? They could chat and get to know each other better before committing to anything as rash as living in a tree and hanging out with monkeys!
Well, it’s not a far-fetched as you may think, thanks to broadband satellite internet technology. As we speak, preparations are being made to launch a new satellite which will provide internet service to remote areas of the Middle East, the UAE, Southwest Asia, and Africa in 2012. Imagine how much Tarzan could learn about the outside world by joining the approximately 480 million worldwide satellite internet subscribers! He would be able to access many educational opportunities and entertainment venues, find and correspond with his family back in England, keep abreast of world affairs, and last but not least, meet some ladies online! Apes may be fun to hang around with but sometimes a guy wants to talk to someone who actually talks back!
Of course, there are many more practical uses for rural broadband satellite internet access, foremost among them being helping to bring remote regions of the world into the 21st century. As recent world events have shown, the internet can be a powerful tool for the dissemination of information to people worldwide. No longer isolated with their news filtered by governments and political factions, people can better see how the world is changing and where they fit into it. While this can cause discomfort for some governments, it also helps them to understand their own people, often isolated in distant parts of their countries. It can be a tremendous tool for educating a populace unreachable by other means.
With rural broadband satellite internet access schools can be established virtually anywhere and have the latest in educational tools available to them. People who have never been more than a few miles from home can learn how to read and write, discover the solar system, the latest in farming techniques, health and dietary information, and even find out what the weather is going to be tomorrow! No longer need they be limited to understanding only that which they can figure out for themselves; they have the entire knowledge of the world to learn from. And Tarzan and Jane? At their first face-to face meeting they will have a lot more to talk about than ‘Me Tarzan, you Jane’!