>Are you one of those people who bitch about the square-cube law while
>other people are trying to enjoy Pacific Rim? Because this is
>basically the same argument. :)
Had that conversation. Thankfully NOT while trying to watch it. If I remember right, I replied with "Shut up and enjoy cargo ship kendo."
>>The point is, that stuff is all still head-and-shoulders above what we
>>have right now. It's not like you have, say, Destroid squadrons that
>>have to communicate with each other using signal flags rather than
>>highly encrypted burst transmissions.
>D'you know, I'm reasonably sure there are places in the UF universe
>where this is exactly the case...
"Whelp, some idiot's dumped minovsky particles across the planet. Pass me the guidebook would you? God, this is gonna suck..."
> - You being annoyed that I didn't use Ubiquitous Information
>Technology to make various scenes much less fun or omit them
You know, every time I see this conversation come up, I remember the mall Xavier and Magneto were walking through after falling out of the Marvel Emoverse, where some teenager in a shop leans out and tells Charles that they've got a sale on spinal shunts and nanotech muscle repair. 35 dollars, 2 hours work.
The fun thing about this future is that it doesn't feel the need to get in the way :)
Matrix Dragon, J. Random Nutter