I interpreted that as meaning "Homeless/Drug Addicts" when I read it. We have our Urban Culture here in my town too. Often seen screaming at the top of their lungs, walking haphazardly across the street in front of traffic and most popularly crouched by the side of the street sorting out endless reams of shit in whatever bag or backpack they are carrying.
But a little while ago they were planning to raise their data rates, which meant *everyones* data rate was going to go up, no matter what their service provider, because Bell owns the vast majority of the internet lines across the entire country.
They *are* effectively a monopoly, just as our cellphone carriers (Bell included) charge roughly the same high rates (Canadians pay some of the highest fees in the world) because there is *no* real competition, just the appearance of it. Most of the smaller providers actually belong to one of the bigger players for instance. Their sole purpose seems to make it look like there is more choice, but its a sham.
Sounds awfully Utopian. I find it much easier to believe in a future where the very very very rich run just about everything according to their tastes, the rich serve their needs and get elected to run the government according to their instructions, and the rest of the population is either starving in crime infested ghettos, or serving time in the state supported corporate prisons.
For robots to be worth using, they have to do the labour cheaper than slaves^HH^H foreign employees can in say Thailand or China. If a robot can do it more effectively and cheaply than slave labour then it will replace the slave labour, otherwise major corporations will continue to exploit the poor in foreign countries as they do whenever possible these days. In either case the number of jobs that pay a fair wage by our standards will only decrease over time.
The corporations are winning, humanity is losing, generally speaking.
Marriage vow, pah! You will have to agree to the EULA
Specifically "the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society: man-made heritage"
I wasn't using "belongs" to mean ownership and you were completely aware of that, but chose to speak like a fucking moron instead.