The Shrimp Cloud Kickstarter promises to stream shrimp into your home 24/7

The future of shrimp is (almost) here.

Mar 1, 2020, 10:34 am*

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Matt Silverman

Tired of downloading shrimp to your computer and manually transferring them to your phone? Wish you could access your shrimp from any Internet connection, any device?

The future of streaming shrimp technology has finally arrived thanks to the Shrimp Cloud. What is the Shrimp Cloud, you ask in a nervous, creeped-out kind of voice?

It’s a fully funded Kickstarter that aims to put one terabyte of shrimp pictures on a public Google Drive (“safely located where shrimp boats can’t go”) so you can access them 24/7.

How many shrimp can you fit in one terabyte? I don’t know, but “tera” is the Latin root for “a lot of bytes” and shrimp are pretty small, so you do the math.

After one day, this project has blown past its goal of raising $100.

“In the interest of mankind, I’m going to get the Shrimp Cloud operating as fast as I possibly can,” project creator Eric Dennis told the Daily Dot by email. “Expect millions of shrimp to be accessible mid-March.”

As for wildly exceeding his funding goals, Dennis says he will use the extra money to secure additional years of Shrimp Cloud hosting. “It would be great for our future generations to have access to shrimp.”

H/T Reddit | Screengrab via Kickstarter

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*First Published: Feb 10, 2015, 12:39 pm