>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. Sometimes it seems like people
>in UF are walking around with less everyday tech on them than I am
>right now in 2014 (or at least, using it less well) and on occasion
>that's bothered me.
Don't let it bother you. There are still places in the Amazon right now where you can find groups of people who don't even use technology from the 3rd Century BC. Just because the technology is out there means you have access to it, and if you do, even want to use it. Heck, I still have a "dumb" cellphone because I just don't need or want what the latest smart phones can do.
Hm, does that make me an unbelievable early 21st Century human? :)
(That's a joke, in case you couldn't tell.)
The future is going to have stuff that we can't even imagine right now, or the End Times will have occurred and it's all moot. So in the the words of Dr. Johnny Fever, "So just sit right down, relax, open your ears real wide and say, 'Give it to me straight, Doctor, I can take it!'"
Michael C. Fortner
"Maxim 37: There is no such thing as "overkill".
There is only "open fire" and "I need to reload".