Pepsi is going to partner with a Russian (Collusion?!) company names StartRocket to do the most important thing they can think of – Launching an orbital billboard”. It’s purpose is to launch a, “campaign against stereotypes and unjustified prejudices against gamers” and promote their drink Adrenaline Rush. I find it a little weird that it is about gamers, because gamers are more accepted now than ever in our history. Unless they are going the social justice warrior route, which I REALLY hope they don’t.
Leela: “Didn’t you have ads in the 20th century?”
Fry: “Well sure, but not in our dreams! Only on tv and radio…and in magazines…and movies. And at ball games, on buses, and milk cartons, and t-shirts, and bananas, and written on the sky. But not in dreams!
*Quote from Fry and Leela from Futurama
This sounds like satire, but it is real. All that Russian collusion Donald Trump had to deal with, the real collusion was with Pepsi. Let’s hope that the Russian company doesn’t take over the “orbital billboard” to give us propaganda. It works by using something called a cubesat with Mylar sails to light up the night sky with ads.
StartRocket plans to launch the system into orbit in 2021. It’s currently raising funds and if you spend $20,000, it will buy eight hours of advertising in your dreams.
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