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April 21, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 12:56pm


By CBR Staff Writer

Ed McCracken is not the only computer industry mogul currently mixed up with nuclear weapons. Bill Gates, CEO of Microsoft, is said to be considering how SS-18 ballistic missiles can help him blast off a ‘super Internet in the sky’. Gates is one of the key backers of Teledesic Corp, which aims to build a high quality, worldwide voice, video and data network using a large number of low orbiting satellites. Nuclear experts from Russia and the Ukraine are formatting a proposal which could see the SS-18 ‘Satans’ used as Teledesic’s satellite launch carriers. A decision as to whether or not Bill goes nuclear is expected within the next few months.


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