I also don't think Unite will be a big deal, but I don't think people will give a second thought about security.
Cars are only a necessity in the US for most people because most of the US lacks decent public transport system and because cities are planned based on a population that travels everywhere by car. Start building decent transport systems and make planners consider pedestrians and bikes and the number of people who need cars to get around will plummet quickly. With better public transportation, other aspects (such as denser downtown shopping areas instead of megastores spread out over large areas as in some of the more sprawling areas in the US will follow.
The whole point being that you pay only for the resilience YOU want, not for a bunch of things that may or may not be appropriate depending on your app. Amazon can't know whether bringing an image up is safe or not unless the backup is up to the clock cycle consistent - bringing them up could be disastrous. Different apps require extremely different failover solutions.
The usefulness is that you have the API to do this without pre-provisioning a bunch of servers.
I've used it while at the dentist (though not any more - it's too expensive to be worth it), and it was nowhere near strong enough to replace a novocaine injection or others for anything but the most trivial stuff that I wouldn't have minded doing without any sedation at all anyway.
It was however a very pleasant addition. When I had nitrous, I was in the chair with headphones listening to relaxing music, some dark glasses and just laid there breathing in the nitrous, mouth wide open, wondering why that silly man kept disturbing me to get me to open wider.
I left the dentist more relaxed than when I came, with the added bonus that it's out of your system in a minute or so.
I want to see a "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" movie. You could make one with most of the mainstream audience not even realizing it had anything to do with Blade Runner.
And if you take PKD books literally, you don't end up with something "paced very slowly" - in most cases you'd end up with something that to most viewers would be impossible to follow because of the often non-linear story lines and large number of inter-vowen ideas. If anything, "sheep" is one of the simple ones.
I loved reading Minority Report and Paycheck, and I liked the movies too, but they only really have the overall "in your face" part of the story/idea in common with each other - PKD's subtext and deeper stuff largely gets ignored (which makes sense - it'd be a nightmare to try to make something faithful to PKD's vision without making it unwatchable). They look similar if you read a blurb about them, but when you actually read them / watch them their character is very different.
Especially with the stuff being adapted from older PKD short stories that's probably resulting in better movies anyway. There's too little material in many of them to make a full length movie without changing the stories, and as many other writers of the era he had an obsession with nuclear war and various technological hangups that are now really dated. He also wasn't a particularly good writer early on - his ideas were fantastic, but it took him a while to start expressing them well.
By the time he wrote Flow My Tears..., though, his voice was well developed and it could be turned into something really interesting without changing the story all that much.
He was put in house arrest after repeatedly arguing the point in public writings and mocking the Pope. The Pope (and many others in the church) supported him initially - going so far as to specifically ask him to present both the church view and his own in one of his works, but cautioning him not to take sides.
They went as far as they could without allowing Galileo to undermine their own power base. There's still plenty of reason to criticize them, but they weren't nearly as backwards as they were given credit for. T
It's like the first person to eat lobster - they were either drunk, lost a bet, or really, really hungry
Most "weird" food can be explained by poverty.
What the catholic church did to Galileo was idiotic, but there's little basis for asserting that they thought the earth was flat, and that certainly had nothing to do with their actions against Galileo
I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when it has been used to commit a murder. -- M. Gallaher