ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Alright kiddo, let me explain Teledesic in a way you can understand.

Teledesic is like a bunch of airplanes but instead of people traveling, they carry something called the internet to different parts of the world. So imagine you live in a faraway place where there's no internet, and you want to watch your favorite show on YouTube. The Teledesic airplanes would deliver the internet to your house using a special kind of technology called satellites.

These satellites are like little spaceships that orbit the Earth and send signals back and forth. So when you hit the play button on your video, the signal goes up to the satellite, then down to the airplane, and finally to your computer. Pretty cool, huh?

Teledesic wanted to use this technology to help people all over the world have access to the internet, no matter where they lived. It was a big idea and lots of smart people worked on it, but it didn't quite work out in the end. Sometimes, even when we have great ideas, they don't always work out the way we hoped they would. But we keep trying and coming up with new ideas because that's how progress happens.

So that's Teledesic, kiddo. It's like internet airplanes in space helping people connect to the world wide web.