"Runaway" was a near-future movie about a police division that dealt with hacked robots that starred Tom Selleck and was written and directed by Michael Crichton (of Jurassic Park fame). The thrust of the main plot was about a terrorist that devised a hack that turned service robots into killing machines...
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So, is the point here that infrastructure costs are far cheaper in the United States because average population per unit of surface area is much less, thus imposing far lighter demand on infrastructure (since cable throughput will reach its saturation point per node much quicker with far more people per unit of surface area)?