ALICE: So the basic idea is that everyone wants to be connected to the Internet all the time right now, but eventually they’re going to regret it. There’s going to be a desire to turn back the clock and go back to a time when you could actually turn the Internet off.
ALICE: Of course, that’s impossible. So we give them the next best thing: technology that doesn’t work reliably, forcing disconnects from the “information cloud.”
THE BOSS: Interesting. But why is it impossible to go back to the way things were?
ALICE: Well, the technology is already there. The genie is already out of the bottle. You’d have to have a worldwide armageddon to wipe out the infrastructure that already exists.
THE BOSS: Hm… worldwide armageddon…
THE BOSS: … No, it’s too soon for that.