i would imagine a SmartBed showroom to be something like a combination of a traditional mattress store and an Apple Store, all slick and cleanly put together with that spartan aesthetic going on. Like any durable good I would expect there to be trial periods, and the option to purchase a refurbished SmartBed, and trading in your old bed as part of the down payment for the new one. With the Freemium Economy model, I see a lot of transactions going more and more towards the smartphone model. When you get something new, you don't keep the old, they want that back. Refurb and resell to someone else who isn't buying the cutting edge model.
As for a viagra mod, i have no idea how that would work. I would say that erectile dysfunction has been eliminated as a disease in the CE, but it would still come around from boredom, excessive use, etc, and there would be plenty of augmentations and over the counter treatments for it. Go to Comment
This is a lovely piece of world building, I like the mix of straight talking discussion and in world voice. This post did a lot to paint the cosmic era as vivid, layered and living world inhabited by real people.
Do they have show rooms for these or trial agreements? A Viagra mod? Go to Comment
5/5 This rings VERY true to me. I am psychologically addicted to my sleep apnia device.
I am unable to sleep without a device most who use it find torturous. I put it on , lay in bed and listen to TV instead of actually watching. This will be real. Go to Comment
OK, I think Ive read this enough to comment, Youve got a decision to make with this. There is a aweful lot to take in here: Do you leave it as is or break into component parts? My vote is to leave it as is, as difficult as it was for me to read and as much as this will impact how many people will actually go to the trouble of digesting it. and giving it a fair shot. I think if you break this up people will have a greater problem understanding the whole. I was unsure after my fiirst read, but now I am sure.
1)Leave as is
2) this is ready to launch Go to Comment
5/5 Ok it's a long difficult read but it's SO worth reading a couple of times to truely follow!
My guess is there is about a 30% chance some of this isnt fiction, just enough of a possibility to make me nervious. If this isn't Golden, Nothing is.(don't think you could do anything to make it an easier read and def feel it should NOT be broken up. Go to Comment