Elon Musk asks if Tonga wants help with the internet and is left in a vacuum

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 22, 2022
Updated 2022/01/22 at 5:14 AM

Elon Musk is extremely active in social networks. More to generate media than actually generate useful content. Last year he used the twitter to say that I would donate money to the World Food Program if they showed accountability (as if one had to depend on others for charity). In the same social network, which is the one he uses the most, musk has been accused of manipulating the market by informing business decisions. Now he has dropped a very curious pearl…

It helps a lot who doesn’t ask

Since the eruption of the volcano Hungary Tonga, the country tonga was without access to Internet. At the twitter, Elon Musk answered the matter of Reuters about the lack of connection asking “People from tonga could inform you whether it is important to SpaceX send the terminals from starlink?”. The problem is that the situation in tonga it is difficult even for rulers to communicate asking for help.

Another user of social network shared the tweet from Shane Reti, Member of Parliament from New Zealand, with the letter in which he asked that the starlink help tonga. the answer of Elon Musk was that he would need confirmation from tonga (which barely manages to report the country’s situation to neighboring nations) about aid, as it would be difficult to move the structure of the starlink to serve the country.

A user asked what the purpose of offering help was if it is difficult to do so. For this, she received a response from another user explaining that if it was not necessary, the SpaceX could work in vain if other solutions are in the works. Others more critical said that if he wanted to help the country, he could provide humanitarian aid such as water and food, or he would simply provide the Internet without asking, in a truly charitable gesture.

And you reader, what do you think musk should have done?

Tonga without internet for up to four weeks

The submarine internet cable that connects Tonga to the rest of the world was broken with the Hunga Tonga eruption. Cable is the only source of internet in the country. To fix the submarine cable, the specialist repair ship needs to leave Papua New Guinea, which will take a few days to reach Tonga. After that, the repair team will depend on the condition of the volcano to work on. After all, you don’t want to take the risk of diving in close proximity to an underwater eruption. This is the part where no one can do anything other than the tiresome “sit and wait”.


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Via: Gizmodo

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