Originally Posted by MeatChicken Thoughts ....
If the "dead Zone" does not effect above earth in space, then perhaps sattelittes are still working, & this could explain:
A). How that woman & guy engineers could track the pendant & "communicate" by activated computers .. And ..
B) Say, for example, that a sattelite signal "activates" the pendants.. If that sattelite is in a very erratic orbit, it may only be "overhead" in their location a couple of times or so a month, for just a few mins each time ..
Further, If the sattelite must also "happen" to be sending that specific pendant's "ID" exactly when overhead, this could also help explain why the pendant activates very infrequently ...
First off, it is "satellites."
Geo satellites are only overhead at the equator. As mentioned in a previous post, after 15 years, geo birds would have outlived their lives. They would all start drifting toward on of the two gravity wells. Plus, geo birds would be able to deal with such a small object, let alone be able to determine its position.
It is possible that the GPS birds could still be functioning, since they are not in geo orbit. But, once the pendant went inside a major structure, it would no longer be able to receive the signals from the GPS birds in order to determine position. Plus, the GPS birds, like the geo birds, would not deal with transferring locating into to a head location.
Because of the unknown structure of the pendants, I believe that they are directly communicating their info. As I doubt that the GPS birds would still be functioning, the pendants have other means to determine their location.
My only "major" gripe so far is how much too quickly within a few years the USA degenerated into these rogue barbaric "nations" & no man's lands ...
Because if it was the way you described, there wouldn't be a story to tell. For this particular series, it went down as indicated in the back story for the program.