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Our reach should exceed our cell phone?

In Feb 28/15 issue of Economist, Planet of the Phones, the first paragraph reads: " the Ood are an odd bunch.  Among the more enigmatic of the aliens regularly encountered in"Doctor Who", a television series about a traveller in time and space, they are mostly silent - though sometimes given to song - and disconcertingly squid-like.  What is more, evolution has equipped them with 2 brains - one in their heads, the other carried around in their hand.  Put an Ood onto public transport anywhere in the developed world, though, and - tentacles-apart - he would barely raise a questioning eyebrow.  The other passengers would be too busy paying attention to the parts of their brain that they now carry in their hands to notice anything particularily odd about an alien doing something very similar."

And fast forward to  last paragraph:   "the Ood, it is worth remembering, did not just have two brains, one in the head and one in the hand - they had a third, panetary brain, telepaathically shared by all.  It may yet be to such a world that, with phones in hand, pocket and purse, humanity makes its way.

And of course  I am thinking  - with phone in hand, pocket and in your BBB, that would be fine with me ...then you've read my mind!  I need to find those Ood people and ask them what is their favourite colour.



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