Beaming data to moon—it sounds intriguing, but is it really answer to offsite backup?
Dozens of businesses were unable to recover from 9/11. Having all of their files and backup data in one location added incredible economic damage to already tragic losses of life. Should businesses anticipate a graver disaster than that of World Trade Center?
Jumping forward ten, maybe twenty, years... North Korea’s nuclear arsenal builds to an astounding 50,000 warheads (more than USSR at peak of Cold War), ozone hole exceeds 15 million square miles, and war on terror wages on. Nevertheless, it’s business–as–usual back in good old US of A. Investments grow, as does price of gasoline and real estate. Cures for would–be–lethal diseases are on brink of discovery, and space travel is available to anyone willing to pay.
Nobody saw it coming. Or more precisely, no one believed it would really happen. Astronomers warned of day asteroid would come. And it does.
Barreling through space at unheard–of speeds, asteroid, aptly named “the end of days,” smashes against earth like a 400 billion ton hammer. Hundreds of thousands of lives are lost almost immediately. Dust and ash spread across sky, and earth whimpers as if wind were knocked out of her. Over coming months, damage is address by Red Cross like a troupe of girl scouts servicing Normandy invasion. The economy is in shambles as consumer confidence falls through floor...and then basement.
Out of smoke comes Dennis Laurie, CEO of TransOrbital. In a speech matched only by Sir Winston Churchill, or maybe even Morgan Freeman, he assures world that rebuilding economy is possible. The companies that had invested in TransOrbital by sending their backup data to moon could fly past their competitors and reshape new world. By retrieving data stored safely in space, these companies redefine Fortune 500 and become new leaders in global economy.