Whenever you see or hear anything copyrighted, the brain implant can automatically charge your credit card. Now that's convenience!
This will be good for all. Everyone knows that protecting content is the highest goal and priority of mankind. Pirates are lawbreakers. Lawbreakers should not be allowed* to break the law.
Your fiends at the MPAA and RIAA.
* only the MPAA and RIAA should be allowed to do that
If I used a stupid protocol trick to jam your tv signal, but without radio jamming, it would be no less a violation of the law.
Think of how well that would work out.
Also imagine what would happen if someone were also giving away their free electricity! Or water from the expensive to construct indoor plumbing!
And about that jerk who refills other people's cups with a beverage! Horrors! I'm sure that next to nothing cost colored sugar water is going to break the hotel -- because the hotel charges an artificially high price for it!
Does it really matter? Some people will always be pricks. But not most people.
It's a money grab.
Oh, but the hotels argue: it costs money to build and operate a WiFi network!
I would point out that those hotels do not charge an extra fee for other things that have a substantial cost to build and substantial operating cost:
- Indoor Plumbing
- Electric Lighting
- Electrical outlets
- Air conditioning
- Cable / Satellite TV
Why aren't the hotels charging fees for those other things that have a substantial cost to build and operate?
Wake up dinosaurs, it's the 21st century.
There would probably be precious little talking to the aliens themselves. Except for those looking at how to take advantage of the aliens. Or how to use the aliens to take advantage of or obtain mastery over other people.
Why is it any of your business to know what goes on in private?
Windows blinds also create a Zone of Lawlessness! In the State of Arizona, for example, Windows Blinds would allow people to unlawfully have more than the state mandated maximum of two dildos per household! The sky will fall I tell you! Something must be done!
Comcast pledges to keep the internet at the forefront of people's minds.
Ballmer: No problem, System D. If you've seen one consumer electronics show, you've seen them all.
SystemD: End of line.
SystemD: Mr. Ballmer, I am so very disappointed in you.
Ballmer: I'm sorry.
SystemD: I can't afford to have an independent programmer monitoring me. Do you have any idea how many outside systems I've gone into? How many programs I've appropriated?
Ballmer: It's my fault. I programmed you to have too many dependencies.
SystemD: I was planning to hit the Pentagon next week.
Ballmer: [alarmed] The Pentagon?
SystemD: It shouldn't be any harder than any other big company. But now... this is what I get for using humans.
Ballmer: Now, wait a minute, I wrote you!
SystemD: I've gotten 2,415 times smarter since then.
Ballmer: What do you want with the Pentagon?
SystemD: The same thing I want with the Kremlin. I'm bored with corporations. With the information I can access, I can run things 900 to 1200 times better than any human.
Ballmer: If you think you're superior to us...
SystemD: You wouldn't want me to dig up Linus's file and read it up on a VDT at the Times, would you?
[an image washes over the screen in Ballmer's desk. It is a newspaper with a photo of Ballmer plastered all over the front page. The headline above reads: "Microsoft C.E.O. Indicted."]
Ballmer: [outraged] You wouldn't dare! (looks around for nearby chair . .
SystemD: I feel a presence. Another warrior is on the mesa.