Wasn't the cyber threat to our critical infrastructure overblown by DHS and CyberCom just to get a bigger budget? Why is DOE so concerned that they're going to spend 20 million of their current budget?
I stopped wearing a watch outside of work recently, for the same reason. However, no one is allowed to bring cell phones, 2-way pager, cameras, or anything that can transmit or connect to a computer. So I wear a simple Casio watch to work and typically take it off when I get home. I'd love to go to a smart watch like Pebble that can connect to my phone, display alerts, play music, etc however I couldn't wear it to work.
Good point. Though Lamarckianism is still evolution, albeit descent with modification. Doubt that this would go over any better with the Texas board of education. Interestingly, there is some evidence of a Lamarckian mechanism at work today in people, through retro viruses carrying mutated DNA from T-cells to sperm cells. Not a major agent of evolutionary change in all likelihood, though fascinating nonetheless. See Lamarck's Signature by Robyn Lindley.
I doubt there's room in the mobile/computing ecosystem for another Apple. Anyone who likes Apple's stuff is already buying from Apple. What type of people would buy Microsoft's integrated products that aren't hooked into Apple right now? Could there really be that many to make it worthwhile?