You’re driving cross-country or maybe navigating the wilderness using your trusty GPS. The comfort of being able to know where you’re going even though you’ve never been there before gives you peace of mind. You feel invincible until…you don’t.
Your GPS has stopped working. Somewhere out in the cosmos, a piece of space debris has collided with the satellite tasked with relaying your coordinates in real time. What do you do? What can you do?
The answer is simple; nothing. By this time, it's too late for you, for the company that invested billions into providing your GPS service, and certainly too late for the owners of that poor, unsuspecting satellite.