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​Per Enge: How safe and secure is GPS?

​Getting lost seems to be a thing of the past. But who controls the satellite system the world relies on, what are the threats to the system and what can we do about it?

Illustration by Stefani Billings

Illustration by Stefani Billings

Getting lost seems to be a thing of the past, thanks to the ubiquity of Global Positioning System.

Our phones and devices simply tell us where to go — and how long it will take to get there. But what are the risks? In the Future of Everything radio show, aeronautics and astronautics professor Per Enge discusses the accuracy of the system, how to keep the signals safe, and how systems will continue to improve. Listen to more episodes of the Future of Everything with host, bioengineering professor Russ Altman.

You can listen to the Future of Everything on iTunes, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher or via Stanford Engineering Magazine.

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