Exactly my thought... it's like saying "This town stinks" when you visit the evening after their Baked Bean Eating Contest.
On the contrary, reading older science fiction and writing a report through a lens of 50 years in the future can be quite useful.
I am unable to recall even a single iota of actual science in the book.
What about when Ender (read "a pilot") controls a Starship (read "a drone") from billions of (read "thousands of") miles away, to smite the enemy (read "the enemy")... Real-world science/technology as used in Ender's game (albeit on a much smaller scale).
me: "but I'm not going to use it for data..."
them: "but you could"
me: "only if I had a data plan"
them: "which is why we insist you have a data plan"
me: "so you make people buy a service they're not going to use just because they have the capability to use it?"
them: "Yes, you have a device that uses data."
me: "but I'm not going to use data."
them: "But you can."
me: "No, I cannot, without a data plan."
them: "Which is why we insist you have a data plan."
me: "Your logic would therefore dictate castrating ALL catholic priests, since they have balls, and the capability to use them, but they don't..." (and hung up)
Demanding a data plan on phones JUST because they have data capabilities is just an absolutely stupid idea, and we should probably start a White House petition to stop it. I'll get started on the draft immediately...