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Satellite pictures getting stupidly easy to buy

You know, it’s getting really weirdly easy to buy satellite photos. For like 10 bucks you can call up a company like Space Imaging get a shot of anything from the post-bombing Afghanistan to the camps in the African season of “Survivor”. Or call 1-800-232-9037 or 301-552-3762 and order a specific picture.

This creeps me out.

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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