““We are digitizing the physical world, so we can build apps on top it,” Machalek stated. According to the Czech CEO, we’re currently going through a sea of change in how we use satellite data.
Everything from camera technology to actual satellites to launching those satellites to space is getting cheaper….
His company works for lots of industrial clients, who want to know how many ships visit a certain harbor, or how many trucks pull up to a refinery to move oil….
“By counting and classifying things you get an as objective grip on reality as possible,” he says, after telling a story on how the information they collect contradicted the official numbers the Chinese government put out. “In a world like this, in which people make up statistics, our numbers offer an objective look.””