You don't trust Google to keep a basic list of phone numbers? Sounds like you are missing a lot of convience for no reason when you consider it comes as part of a larger package that makes a new phone pick right up where the old one left off.
I would buy a pair in an instant. Most of what I do on my phone is read things, so what better than having it in front of your eyes? Also, completely private personal movie viewing. Four people could with in a room and watch four different movies without any external devices if they wanted.
Given your predictions for transformation of humans into enhanced beings and eventually a transhumanist society do you feel there is an age in mind where if you are at or below said age death will be avoidable? If so, are we at that point and will twenty, thirty, or forty year olds today be able to cheat death in increments long enough to sustain them to immortality ?
While that is one plan, they also Have A $15 a month for unlimited texting plus 10 cents a minute for voice. They also have a slightly less flexible plan that has not monthly charge. It's like 10 cents to send a text, 5 cents to receive, and a dollar a day plus 10 cents a minute when you use voice; voice calls after 7 do not incur the 10 cents/minute charge.
It's funny when the editors don't catch unit typos in the summary. Feet instead of inches make me think a 9.5 foot display would be just fine. Only when you see they meant the Kindle display is the typo clear.
We have plenty of rare earth ores and oil....its just cheaper to get it elsewhere. Add a couple bucks per gadget/tank of gas and we could do it all here. Frankly, most oil lately has been coming from Canada which is essentially an immortal ally.
It is just like a nationwide apple app store. When they secretly pick who can compete in China and who cannot with these firewall rules they are manipulating The economy and picking winners and losers without merit (usually Chinese companies that knock off Western ideas).