Just got back from a week in L.A. We were there on businss, and it was odd being back to where I lived for so long before Sue and I moved to CT.
We stayed at a friend’s house. Their cable modem access was a bit flaky (due to cabling out by the street, as it turned out) so I went to Starbucks frequently to go online.
LAX now has T-Mobile access everywhere (the same net provider Starbucks has) and the Phoenix airport has free wifi. LAX also now has lots of free power outlets for charging laptops, cell phones, iPods, etc.
Sooner rather than later, there will be wifi everywhere, and it’ll be as ubiquitous and reliable as landline phones. Imagine what all our gadgets will be like in five years. We’ll look back at what we have now as primitive!
Yet 2 billion people on the planet don’t have access to electricity and struggle to get potable water. The gap between the well-off and poor continues to widen.
And what would be the global warming ramifications if those 2 billion suddenly did get electricity? Just wondering…