The Origins and Consequences of GPS Technology

June 2, 2014 With Richard Easton

It began with military needs and opportunities and it has gone on to change the very texture of our lives. Just think: “Smart Phone!” How everything on earth came to be viewable from space (whether your vehicle transversing a city neighborhood or a moving squad of Al Qaeda about to be “droned”) is due to the pervasive new technology, still expanding, of Global Positioning Systems. We speak with Richard Easton, author of a fine new book, GPS Declassified, about the history of GPS technology who is also the son of the man, Roger Easton, who gets the deserved lion’s share ¬†of the credit.