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Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by Cook@Tahiti

I'm not holding my breath on anything, but personal comms when I was a boy was the stuff of Star Trek, now reality leaves the personal comms of Star Trek for only saying.

I wouldn't go that far. In Star Trek you could hail an orbiting spaceship with your communicator. They never seemed to run out of power (today's smartphones barely last an afternoon).

Yeah, mobiles are great, no argument. Bell Labs in the 1960s did a lot of the heavy lifting for the fundamental research. I'm not sure that much was done this century. We can call each other on the go instead of going to a phone booth - whether that's REVOLUTIONARY or not...

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 01:25:35 UTC | #880344