Rather than an encryption gateway, having your email client handle encryption avoids the problem of man-in-the-middle attacks between the gateway and the client.
I don't have much reason to encrypt, but Thunderbird has my certificate installed and does my digital signing. This is not unusual for a modern email client.
VZW appeared heavily overloaded and calls were not going through. Additionally, text messages also appeared to be throttled or heavily delayed. If this was a result of jamming or some other technology to throttle the network, calls were being placed, they were not however providing audio. I received about 20 calls from my girlfriend who lives in the area and her calls were ringing through and "completing", but no audio was making it over the line. Calls I was placing appeared to ring through (five or six rings?) and made it to voicemail in most cases, although I did get a couple Verizon messages instead of the voicemail box.
Text messages we were sending each other were either extremely delayed or never made it at all (some did). I would go with the disaster norm of badly overloaded. We resorted to email via wifi instead of relying on the cell networks. When she took to the car to pick up her sister in South Boston (T services were shutdown in and around Boston), she was able to start completing calls and texts were making it through.
As far as I can tell, I have all of the smartphone benefits without much of the cost.
By the way, I've been told by doctors for at least 20 years that a magenta tint sometimes helps. This isn't really new art.
Well, the only implementation so far is floating-point. I suspect the fixed-point performance would be a lot better if we ever get that written. It can keep up with real-time on a Raspberry Pi or an old Atom laptop.
Correct me if I am wrong, but the technology we are talking about here is merely splicing some reconstucted sequences into existing human cells.
You don't have to synthesize the entire cell. Only the nuclear and mitochondrial chromosomes matter. If you can replace the ones in a normal cell, what you have after division is the primitive cell reborn. You have to do this to a lot of cells, and grow them for a while, to get one without significant damage.