Originally Posted by gooddog
Do you hear crickets ????
That's the sound of the fungi-form neocortex choking on a fact.
Hey, I hate to say it, but you brought a lot of interesting thought to this thread, even though you did it in a terribly uncouth manner.
I saw and played with a Alu MacBook today. Them gloss glare is bright! But so is the screen. My white MacBook screen looks really, really, rubbish next to the new MacBooks.
An anti-glare film over the new Alu MacBook, and I think even some die-hards will be sold on the new screens. The physical construction is very, very impressive and brings back the ol' days when getting a Mac actually really meant getting good *hardware* quality.
As for universal surveillance and all that... Well, any civilisation even just 500 years more advanced then we are now could already be spying on us to the molecular level, through a different time, dimension, whatever. Put your fungi to work on that!